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Memorandum for Operations Division
November 18, 1942 [Washington, D.C.]
Yesterday evening I took in a display by the Signal Corps, in the Munitions Building, of their set-up and equipment. I think it would be an excellent thing if you were to have a group from your Section, representing each theater group, see this display. It requires a formal presentation and therefore should not be undertaken on a piecemeal basis.
I think this would give your people a better understanding of the communications problem, the code problem, and very specially, the air interception and submarine and surface craft interception devices which certainly will play a large part in Eisenhower’s affairs in the Mediterranean.
I am concerned to know to what extent he is prepared to set up around Gibraltar, Algiers, and in Tunisia, adequate detection service against planes, surface ships and submarines. The equipment and the complications regarding its installation can be quickly demonstrated by the Signal Corps.
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, Selected Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed memorandum.
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. 443.