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To Henry L. Stimson
July 3, 1944 Radio Washington, D.C.
Personal for Mr. Stimson from General Marshall.
Delighted to learn that you have arrived safely in Italy.1 Devers will tell you that ANVIL is approved for August 15th.2 Bradley attacked south along west coast of Cotentin Peninsula early this A.M. in heavy rain. British sector is being strengthened in spite of German counterattack. MacArthur made successful and economical landing on Noemfoor Island. Saipan fighting continues bitter but we make progress. No material changes in Burma.
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. Stimson was touring battle areas in Italy and France. Colonel William H. Kyle, Stimson’s aide, gives an account of the trip in Stimson’s diary, July 1-21,1944, Yale/H. L. Stimson Papers (Diary, 47: 154-203).
2. On July 13 Lieutenant General Jacob L. Devers wrote that Secretary Stimson “had an exceptionally fine visit to the theater. He saw all combat commanders and troops at the front. . . . He gave me the impression that he was exceedingly wel1 pleased with the results.” (Devers to Marshall, Radio No. B-13658, July 13, 1944, NA/RG 165 [OPD, Exec. 10, Item 52c].)
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), pp. 502-503.