2-190 To Irving B. Babcock, June 3, 1940

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Date: June 3, 1940

To Irving B. Babcock1

June 3, 1940 [Washington, D.C.]

My dear Mr. Babcock:

The large maneuvers in the Southeast have just been completed, and have been of great value to the Army in preparation for its further training and possible expansion.

As explained in my letter to you of January 23d, the early delivery of the new motor transportation to the Units to be engaged in these maneuvers was of great importance to the Army. Your organization assisted so whole-heartedly in the matter by expediting these deliveries, that I wish you to know that the maneuvers were a great success and that your direct contribution to this success is very much appreciated. I hope you will have your secretary convey my thanks to the Executives and other officials who helped us equip our little force in the short time available before the maneuvers.

Faithfully yours,

Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, General Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.

Document Format: Typed letter.

1. Babcock was president and general manager of the General Motors Truck and Coach Division of Yellow Truck and Coach Manufacturing Company. Similar letters were sent to Presidents Robert F. Black of the White Motor Company and Kaufman T. Keller of the Chrysler Corporation. (See Papers of George Catlett Marshall, #2-089 [2: 117-18].)

Recommended Citation: ThePapers 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), p. 235.

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