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Memorandum for the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2 [Strong]
February 18, 1943 [Washington, D.C.]
Senator O’Mahoney called me on the phone yesterday with regard to the manpower tumult.1 He urged strongly that we make a clear picture of the German situation, that is, their total population, the number of troops and other military effort they maintain, along with their production of materiel. Please gather the data on this and turn it over to General Surles for his use.
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. Joseph C. O’Mahoney, Democrat from Wyoming, was a member of the Appropriations Committee. The debate over the size of the army had begun during the autumn of 1942. For example, see Marshall Memorandum for Mr. Paul V. McNutt, October 23,1942, Papers of George Catlett Marshall, #3-378 [3: 407-9], and Marshall Memorandum for the President, November 9,1942, Papers of George Catlett Marshall, #3-399 [3: 428-30].
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. 555.