Endnotes for Chapter VII

1 AR 10-15, 13 Jul 42.

2 Ibid. -The italics are the author's.

3 Cline, Washington Command Post, Ch. XI; Min, WD Gen Council, 19 May 42.

4 See above, Ch. III.

5 Somervell for Handy, 6 Sep 42, sub: Spec Opn, Hq ASF, Folder AcofS OPD.

6 Handy (in England) to Marshall, 22 Aug 42, CM-IN-8444.

7 Memo, Somervell for CofS, 20 Jul 43, sub: Planning, Hq ASE This memorandum was drafted by the Planning Division under General Lutes, the office most closely and continuously working with the OPD.

8 Memo, Aurand for Moore, 10 Nov 41, sub: Method of Properly Financing Victory Program, DAD Procedure 1, LL; Memo, Aurand for Clay, 18 Jun 42, sub: Basis for Present Programs, Intn Div 334, MAB, Vol. I.

9 Cline, Washington Command Post, Ch. X, p. 186.

10 Memo, Somervell for Intn Secretariat of JCS, 24 Dec 42, Lutes File.

11 Lutes' diary, Lutes File.

12 Memo, Lutes, 12 Sep 42, Lutes File.

13 Memo, Lutes for Handy, ACoFS OPD, 1 Jul 43, Lutes File.

14 Memo, Somervell for Handy, 24 Feb 43, Hq ASF, Folder ACofS OPD.

15 Memo, Somervell to Handy, 26 Feb 43, Hq ASF, Folder ACofS OPD.

16 Memo, Somervell for Handy, I Mar 43, Hq ASF, Folder ACofS OPD. Incidentally, only by strenuous efforts on the part of the officers at the New York Port of Embarkation did the band obtain its instruments before it sailed.

17 See below, Chs. VIII, XI.

18 On one occasion, Somervell complained that the OPD had not forwarded a message on these subjects to General Eisenhower. This message, prepared in the Ordnance Department, was, in Somervell's opinion, so important that he had presented it personally to General Marshall. He now requested that Eisenhower also be informed of its contents immediately. The implication was that the OPD, in trying to put across its own viewpoint, deliberately withheld opposing arguments from the proper policy-making authorities. Memo, Somervell to Handy, 13 Mar 43, Hq ASF

19 Memo, Devers for CofH, 1 Nov 42, sub: Gen McNair's and Col Feller's Comments, AGF 354.218 (Desert); Memo, USW for CG AGF, 18 May 42, sub: AA Protection for Infantry Divs, AGF 321/78.

20 Memos, McNair for SW, 13 May, 29 Jul 42; Memo, McNair for SW, 17 Feb 43, sub: Gen Dever's Rpt 400/4, AGF 321/78 CAC.

21 Memo, cited in n. 18.

22 Somervell later regretted the hasty comment that McNair would change his view if subjected to the perils of combat. McNair was wounded in Tunisia in 1943 and killed in Normandy in 1944 while observing front-line action.

23 Memo, cited in n. 18.

24 Rpt of Spec Bd of Offs for CofS, 4 May 44, sub: Adequacy of FA Program and Doctrine, 320.2/12 (nb 44).

25 See below, p. 218.

26 Memo for JCS, 4 Jan 43, sub: Production Priorities, Concurred in by Vice Adm. V. G. Horne, Vice CNO, Hq ASE

27 Cline, Washington Command Post, Ch. XIII, contains a detailed description of the system for joint strategic and joint logistic planning.

28 Informal British paper, 19 Feb 43, title; Org for Joint Staff Planning, w/Memo for Info 48, ABC 381 United Nations' (23 Jan 42), 2.

29 Paper, A. C. Wedemeyer, title: Comments on Gen Somervell's Memo to CofS Pertaining to Supporting Agencies of JCS (JCS 202/2), filed with JCS 202/3, ABC 381 (1-29-42), 1.

30 Memo, Somervell for CofS, 9 Sep 42, WDCSA 334 JCS.

31 Memo, OPD for CofS, 25 Oct 42, sub: Production Requirements Representatives, filed with JCS 98/3/1), ABC 400 (6 Sep 42).

32 Memo, Marshall for Somervell, 26 Oct 42, WDCSA 334 JCS.

33 Cline, Washington Command Post, Ch. XIII.

34 Ibid., pp. 236-37, quoting Itr, Wedemeyer to Handv, 22 Jan 43.

35 Memo, Styer for DCofS, 22 Jan 43, sub: War Planning Agencies, WDCSA 334 JCS II.

36 Memo, Styer for DCofS, sub: War Planning Agencies, Hq ASE

37 Ibid.

38 Memo, Somervell to CofS, 27 Mar 43, sub: Reorg of Supporting Agencies for JCS, JCS 202/2, Hq ASF; Memo, Somervell to Lt Gen Stanley D. Embick, 7 Apr 43, sub: Reorg of Supporting Agencies for JCS, JCS 202/2, Hq ASF, CofS (Joint and Combined).

39 Wedemeyer for CofS, 5 Apr 43, sub: Comments on Gen Somervell's Memo to CofS . . ., WDCSA 334 JCS II.

40 Memo, DCofS for Secretariat, JCS, 5 May 43, sub: Army Representatives on JAC, JCS 202/ 10/D.

41Cline, Washington Command Post, Ch. XIII, discusses JPS JAC relations in greater detail.

42 Memo, Somervell to CofS, 19 Jul 43; Ltr, Admiral William D. Leahy to President. Both in Hq ASF, CofS (Joint and Combined).

43 JCS 450/1, 9 Sep 43; JCS 450/3, 14 Sep 43; JCS 202/29/D, 13 Oct 43, Charter JLC.

44 JCS 450/7/D, 10 Nov 43, Charter JLPC; JLC; Memo for Info 2, 4 Dec 43, sub: JLPC Associate Members.

45 Memo, Somervell for CofS, 3 Apr 43, sub: Suggested Changes in Org of the WD, OPD 320 WD 1.

46 Memo, Col Harvey H. Fischer for Chief Strategy and Policy, 13 Aug 44, sub: ASF Request for Japanese Forces on Hokkaido, with SS 250, ABC 381, Strategy Sec Papers (7 Jan 43).

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