4-255 Memorandum for the President, February 16, 1944

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Date: February 16, 1944

Subject: World War II

Memorandum for the President

February 16, 1944 [Washington, D.C.]

You asked the other day the number of divisions that would be in the continental U.S. on the date of the launching of OVERLORD. I find the following to be the present schedule:

June 1st

Divisions in U.S.41

Divisions in U.K.21

Divisions in Mediterranean8

Divisions in Pacific19

September 30th*

Divisions in U.S.29

Divisions in OVERLORD

(U.K. and N.W. France)31

Divisions in Mediterranean8

Divisions in Pacific21

*During June and July, only one division a month can be sent to U.K. as the ports will be too burdened with cross-channel business.

It is expected that on June 1st there will be a total of 1,514,700 U.S. soldiers in the United Kingdom, 2,804 four-engine bombers, 711 medium bombers and 4,346 fighter bombers or fighters.

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. 4, “Aggressive and Determined Leadership,” June 1, 1943-December 31, 1944 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996), p. 304.

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