4-118 To Lieutenant General Joseph W. Stilwell, September 30, 1943

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Date: September 30, 1943

Subject: World War II

To Lieutenant General Joseph W. Stilwell

September 30, 1943 Radio No. 3492 [Washington, D.C.]


From Marshall for Stilwell’s eyes only. Reference your 767.1

Dill yesterday heard from Auchinleck that a Maharaja would be extending you an invitation for a week or two weeks pleasurable rest. Auchinleck hesitated because he had just learned that Mountbatten was coming out earlier than expected. I told Dill to tell him to go ahead with his invitation. Now for goodness sake go off for at least a week.2

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-14159, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.

Document Format: Typed radio message.

1. Stilwell’s Radio No. 767 was in response to a previous message on this subject; see note 3, Marshall to Stilwell, September 22, 1943, Papers of George Catlett Marshall, #4-114 [4: 135].

2. Stilwell again declined the chief of staff’s suggestion; see Marshall to Mrs. Joseph W. Stilwell, December 29,1943, Papers of George Catlett Marshall, #4-191 [4: 220].

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. 139.

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