4-393 To Lieutenant General Jacob L. Devers, May 26, 1944

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Date: May 26, 1944

Subject: World War II

To Lieutenant General Jacob L. Devers

May 26, 1944 Radio No. WAR-41880 Washington, D.C.


From Marshall for Devers’ eye only.

Would it not be wise to give some recognition, at least by mention of name of commanders to French Corps and to Second and Sixth Corps and to 85th and 88th Divisions. Also as Buffalo succeeds similarly mention names of Commander of Special Force, 3rd Division and First Armored.1 Up to present moment only Army Commander’s name is mentioned. This hurts Clark in this country.

Document Copy Text Source: Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs (RG 165), Records of the Operations Division (OPD), Top Secret Message File CM-OUT-41880, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.

Document Format: Typed radio message.

1. Operation BUFFALO was the code name for the plan for the U.S. Sixth Corps breakout from the Anzio beachhead which began May 23, 1944. For a detailed discussion of this operation, see Ernest F. Fisher, Jr., Cassino to the Alps, a volume in the United States Army in World War II (Washington: GPO, 1977), pp. 105-7, 117-83, 191, 541-42.

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), p. 464.

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