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Memorandum for the President1
June 21, 1943 [Washington, D.C.]
General Robert E. Wood, as you know, in an unofficial status assisted me in the reorganization of our air depots and supply services in the United States. More recently he has been through the Pacific Theater and has come back with an invaluable report on requirements. I would like very much to make him my number two man at Dayton.
Will you give me an opportunity to discuss this with you personally? I have talked this over with General Marshall and he is in accord with me in the matter.2
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. Marshall wrote this memorandum for Lieutenant General Henry H. Arnold’s signature.
2. Marshall had previously sought to get Wood, former head of the America First Committee, returned to active duty. See Papers of George Catlett Marshall, #3-438 [3 471-72]. Roosevelt again did not approve Arnold’s proposal regarding Wood.
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. 24.