1 ASF Cir 30, 15 May 43.
2 New York Field Survey, Cond Br, SOS, May 42 (mimeographed), CD, ASF, pp. 1, 5.
3 These facts are taken from a memorandum prepared within the Control Division on 21 August 1943, summarizing data received from each service command in response to a questionnaire on the subject of district organization and responsibilities. Files, CD, ASF
4 CD Rpt 95, Operating Personnel and Workload in Service Commands, Mar 43, CD, ASF, pp. 3-5.
5 Since the 1943 reorganization plan was never adopted or put into effect, and because of the antagonisms aroused by it, none of the final papers on this subject were officially filed. The author, who was one of the organizational planners involved, preserved some working papers (not final papers) in his possession. This chapter has been prepared primarily from these papers.
6 Memo, Hq USAFICPA (signed by Somervell) for Marshall, 12 Sep 43, CG ASF
7 Stimson and Bundy, On Active Service in Peace and War, p. 451.
8 Ibid., pp. 451-52.
9 Ibid., p. 452.
10 Congressional Record, September 22, 1943, p. A4286.
11 Washington Times-Herald, September 25, 1943, first edition, front page article under by-line of Walter Trohan. Mr. James P. Mitchell was director of the Industrial Personnel Division in ASF headquarters. He was at no time consulted about the preparation of ASF organization plans and was completely unaware of their existence. Dr. Eli Ginzberg was a statistician in the ASF Control Division who had made the original workload studies of service commands. Other than this, he had played no part in the development of the long-range organization plans.
12 Washington Times-Herald, September 25 1943 second edition, front page article under by-line of William K. Hutchinson and copyrighted by the International News Service.
13 Congressional Record, September 28, 1943, p. 7883.
14 Ibid., p. 7883.
15 Ibid., p. 7884.
16 The New York Times, September 29, 1943.
17 Ltr, Styer to Somervell, 2 Oct 43, CG ASF
18 Ltr, Styer to Somervell, 14 Oct 43, CG ASF.
19 Ltr, Somervell to Marshall (written in New Delhi), 24 Oct 43, CG ASF
20 These papers are in the files of the Secretary of War.
21 The events of this story are now fully available in Harry C. Butcher, My Three Years With Eisenhower (New York, Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1945); Eisenhower, Crusade in Europe; Stimson and Bundy, On Active Service in Peace and War and Sherwood, Roosevelt and Hopkins.
22 Sherwood, Roosevelt and Hopkins, p. 761.
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