WAR DEPARTMENTWar Department General StaffOperations DivisionWASHINGTON
29 March 1942, 5:00 P.M.
Secretary of War
Chief of Staff
) INTIJRN BY
Deputy Chief of Staff
Chief, Army Air Forces
C.G., S.O.S. (Return to
From Vvainwright: Reports critical supply situation and suggestsbreaking blockade.Action;
SOS is investigating shipping possibilities;
MacArthur notified and asked to report hisproposed action.
Additional vessel dispatched from Hawaii,
From Vjainwright: Reports successful minor activity in Mindanao.Air raids continue, but AA makes enemy bombinginaccurate.
From HacArthur: He has no objection to colored troops and Yd.llso dispose them as to avoid friction -withAustralians.
From Naval Ops: Reports Mexican predictions of Japanese aggression in early April against Panama Canal, SouthernCalifornia aircraft installations, northwest Liexico.Action; Repeated to DeWitt, Panama, and Hawaii,5, From Naval Observer,Willemstad; Reports shipping strike situation improving.SECTION II. OTHER ACTION TAKEN1.Stilwell reported gasoline shortage, 18 March. Radioed him'thata tanker of aviation gas is leaving immediately.
Asked CG, Army Air Forces for recommendations on supplementing10th Air Force so as to enable it to function independently .whereneeded*3.Secretary of State requested to get permission for 3riti3h seaplanes to refuel at Fisherman
s Lak .