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To General Douglas MacArthur
February 13, 1942 Radio No. 1045. [Washington, D.C.]
You alone have had experience with self-propelled seventy-five mounts. Are they satisfactory? Have light tanks proven satisfactory? How many of each remain in service? Have Garand rifles justified themselves?1
Document Copy Text Source: Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs (RG 165), Record of the War Plans Division (WPD), 4560-20, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.
Document Format: Typed radio message.
1. MacArthur replied that he had available twenty-eight self-propelled 75-mm gun mounts and sixty light tanks. He made suggestions regarding possible improvements but commented: “All these weapons are excellent ones even without any modifications such as suggested.” (MacArthur to Marshall, Radio No. 333, February 20, 1942, NA/RG 165 [OCS, 18136-2541.)
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. 104.