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Memorandum for General McNarney
December 24, 1942 [Washington, D.C.]
Please take up the question of the garrison of the Sault Ste. Marie Locks. General Peterson as Chief of Staff of the Sixth Corps Area was concerned with this in the initial plan. Later I sent him out there as an Inspector General of the Army to check on the plans for the security of the Locks.1
Possibly it would be worthwhile to talk to him about the matter. What I am leading up to is, I want to conserve strength and reorganize those Locks against a possible attack by German air out of the Hudson Bay district.
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, Selected Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed memorandum.
1. During the two years prior to becoming the inspector general of the army in February 1940, Virgil L. Peterson had been chief of staff of the Sixth Corps Area.
Recommended Citation: ThePapers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens(Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 3, “The Right Man for the Job,” December 7, 1941-May 31, 1943 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991), p. 491.