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WWII AAF Operations ~ Jul 1942

WWII AAF Operations ~ Jul 1942

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WAR DEPARTMENT
WAR DEPARTMENT GENERAL STAFF
OPERATIONS DIVISION
WASHINGTON
1700 July 17,
1942
To:
Secretary
of
WarChief
of
StaffDeputy Chief
of
StafCommanding GeneralIN TORN
BY
COMMISSIONEDArmy Air ForcesMESSENGERCommanding
General}^.
Services
of
SupplyAssistant Chief
of
StaffG-2 (Return
to
OPD)
SECTION
I
MESSAGES RECEIVED
AND
ACTION TAKEN
!
From Eisenhower;
(a) Although attrition replacement rate indicated
by
OPD
is
low
he
accepts
it
until disproved.(b) Requests advice
on
British report that glidersmust
be
sheltered from weather,
and
upon interchangeability
of US and
British equipment.(c)
All
of 3d
Parachute Regt. should complete combatfiring training before shipment from US.(d)
8
additional medium tank battalions
are
desiredby April
1
if
they
can
be
provided without expense
to
present troop basis.(e)
SOS
of
European Theater
is
responsible for manninglanding craft
of
less than 105 ft.(plus initial allotment
of
105 ft. craft) until Navy assumes the responsibility.
2
From Greely:
Requests
200
trucks
and
5,000,000 percussion caps
(and
personal transportation
and
funds)
as
initial assistance
in
reorganizing Iranian Army. Believes thatRussian
and
British policies
are
dictated
by
commercialaspirations rather than military foresight.3. From MacArthur:(a) Operations report, July 15. States that Japaneseare contemplating
an
expedition
to
Toreal (Kai Is.)
by
the
end
of
July.(b) Operations report for July 16. Bombed Boela,Ceram Island,
and
Salamaua.From Navy:Copy
of
message
to
Nlmitz and Ghormley explaining
re
spective Army and Navy responsibilities
for
supply
in
South Pacific Area. This coincides with
our own
understanding•CTOKY
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5.From Patch: Is willing to assume Lend-Lease responsibility fordetermining and approving civil and military requirements for Free French in New Caledonia, and to act asagent in obtaining and distributing supplies in so faras they affect the military situation and providingthat this does not involve redistribution to privateenterprises.SECTION II. OTHER ACTION TAKffN1* Recommended to AAF that reconnaissances of the Northeast Greenland coastbe made by air from Iceland periodically throughout the summer season incooperation with vessels of the Navy patrol.
2.
Informed COfcHNCH that instructions are being issued directing thecessation of radio deception and interference by Army radio stations inAlaska during the present command status, viz. fleet-opposed invasion.They may be performed by specific request of the Naval officer exercisingunity of command.3.Asked DeWitt's comments on plan to send a battalion of 155 mm guns (CAC)from Western Defense Command to replace, until Sept. 15> a similarbattalion now at Point Lookout, N.C., which must be sent immediately toIceland.
4.
Notified Eisenhower of additional units to be shipped in August, viz.1 Inf. Regt. and 1 Cav. Regt.
(MECZ),
to North Ireland;
U
Engr. Regts.,
G.S.*
3 Engr. Bns., separate, and
A
automatic weapons bos. to England.5.Asked Elsenhower to submit recommendations for 50,000'additional troopsfor September shipment. Asked if he wants an Engr. Amphibian Brigadewhich will be available then.6.Informed Elsenhower that from reliable information there are Axisfortifications along the Channel coast, and along a line 60 to 100 milesInland. Invited recommendations as to training or equipment indicated.
7.
Informed Eisenhower that: (a) 2d Div. requested for September shipmenthas been designated as an airborne division and will be trained andavailable for January shipment.
*_-„!_
(b) 45th Div. is receiving amphibious training and will be ready forlate August shipment.(c) Thereafter the 36th, 29th, 38th, 77th Divs. will receive amphibioustraining and should be shipped in turn.(d) This will affect shipment of other divisions. Requested comments on- 2
•61

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