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To General Douglas MacArthur
November 17, 1942 Radio Washington, D.C.
From Marshall for MacArthur’s Eye Only.
It would be very helpful to the Army’s position in relation to Naval and Marine Corps publicity and consequent reactions if you could make it known that Michigan and Wisconsin units (that is the 32d Division) are operating between Kokoda and Buna.1
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, Selected Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed radio message.
1. On November 16 the Thirty-second Division and the Seventh Australian Division had begun their attack on Japanese positions at the Buna-Gona beachhead on the north shore of New Guinea. (Milner, Victory in Papua, pp. 132-47.)
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), pp. 438-439.