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Memorandum for the Quartermaster
March 20, 1941 [Washington, D.C.]
Subject: Typewriters for Fort Bragg.
General Devers at Fort Bragg1 tells me that he requisitioned 615 machines for the Post unit and but 165 are authorized; and that he requisitioned 634 for the Replacement Center and 244 are authorized. The shortage, according to his figures, is 840. The strength of his command is 62,000.
The variance between the authorized number and the number he feels he requires is so great as to cause me to feel that some review of this is required. The strength of his command in a few months will be 62,000 and I have not detected any let-up in War Department requirements in the way of paper work.
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, General Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed memorandum.
1. Major General Jacob L. Devers had been commanding general of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, since October 9, 1940.
Recommended Citation: The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, ed. Larry I. Bland, Sharon Ritenour Stevens, and Clarence E. Wunderlin, Jr. (Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 2, “We Cannot Delay,” July 1, 1939-December 6, 1941 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986), pp. 446-447,