Endnotes for Chapter VII
1 (1) AG ltr, 23 Mar 42, sub: Redesignation of WPD, AG 020 (3-2-2) MB-F-M. (2) Memo, WPD for SGS, 25 Mar 42, sub: Change in Symbols Asgd to OPD of WDGS, OPD 320, 12.
2 Memo, WPD for CofS, 15 Mar 42, sub: Redesignation of WPD, OPD 321.1, 4.
3 (1) Memo, SW for President, 26 Mar 42, sub: Temp Promotions, AG 210.1 Gen Offs (1-13-42) 1. (2) Cf. atchd informal memo, GCM [Gen Marshall] for SW, n.d., no sub, AG 210.1 Gen Offs (1-13-42), 1. This note read: "I would like to have your approval for the attached," and is initialed "HLS" [Secretary Stimson] and carries the President's approval, "OK, FDR."
4 WD Cir 59, 2 Mar 42, sub: WD Reorgn.
5 Memo, Col Gailey for Col O. L. Nelson, Jr., SGS, 17 Jun 42, sub: Functions and Procedures, OPD, WDGS, OPD 320, 30. This memorandum is stamped: "Approved By Order of the Secretary of War, Joseph T. McNarney, Deputy Chief of Staff," and signed in authentication by Colonel Nelson. For administrative instructions in "OCS memorandum of March 8, 1942," see p. 271.
6 (1) For assignment of officers from Air Corps and GHQ, see memo, WPD for
G-1, 3 Mar 42, sub: Dtl of Offs, OPD 210.3, 4. (2) For "initial
reorganization" allotments, see memo, WPD for G-1, 3 Mar 42, sub: Revised
Almts of Offs, for Dy with WD O'head (WPD), OPD 210.3, 5. (3) Table, 1 Apr 42,
title: Almt for WDGS, OPD 210.3, 28. (4) WDGS Asgmts, Papers 1 and 7, Item 10,
OPD Hist Unit file.
The pre-organization strength of G-2 (425) is not comparable to the reduced strength of 16 because the latter figure did not include a sizable working intelligence organization set up independently as the Military Intelligence Service, technically not part of the General Staff.
7 The quotations in this paragraph and those which immediately follow are from AR 10-15, 13 Jul 42, sub: GS Orgn and Gen Dys.
8 The complete list of OPD's specific areas of responsibility included four very broadly phrased categories, of which the first three had been charged to WPD in similar form. They were: "(1) Location and armament of coast and land fortifications and bases. (2) Forces which may be required in the prosecution in the war or in furtherance of the national defense, and times and places at which they may be needed. (3) Testing of war plans by tactical exercises and maneuvers. (4) Strategic employment of the Army of the United States."
9 Min of Gen Council meetings, 17 Mar 42, DCofS rcds. The Assistant Chiefs of Staff were informally called the "Chiefs" of the General Staff Divisions (OPD, G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4). That is, "Chief of OPD" is equivalent to "Assistant Chief of Staff, OPD."
11 Ibid., 24 Mar 42.
12 Ibid., 31 Mar 42.
13 Ibid., 9 Jun 42.
14 Memo, SGS for G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, and WPD (info copies to AGF, S0S, AAF, and TAG), 8 Mar 42, sub: Functions and Procedures, WDGS, OPD 320, 5.
15 Memo, G-4 for Brig Gen R. W. Crawford, 10 Mar 42, sub: Proposed Method of Cooperation Between G-4 Div and WPD, OPD 320, 10.
16 Memo, G-4 for OPD, 7 Aug 42, sub: Coordination with Supply Div, OPD 320, 25. General Moses remarked on the exceptional degree of cooperation from the "Future Operations Group, OPD, and from the head of the BOLERO Committee (General Hull)."
17 Memo, Actg ACofS OPD for G-4, 18 Aug 42, sub: Co-ordination with Supply Div, OPD 320, 25.
18 Memo, Brig Gen Wedemeyer for Brig Gen Moses, 6 Nov 42, no sub, OPD 320, 10.
19 For General Somervell's suggestion that G-4 (and G-1) be abolished, and for OPD's transfer of some responsibilities for logistics to G-4 in the fall of 1943, see Ch. XIV.
20 (1) For early request by OPD for regular receipt of several copies of G-2 report, title: Axis Situation and Capabilities of the Enemy, see memo, WPD for G-2, 16 Mar 42, sub: Est of Situation and Capabilities of Enemy, OPD 380 Axis, 3. (2) For assignment of G-2 liaison officers, see memo, SGS for G-2, 20 Mar 42, no sub, OPD 210.3, 16.
21 Testimony of Brig Gen W. W. Bessell, Jr., 17 Nov 45, in Rpt of Com on Int Activities (Lovett Board), WDCSA 350.09 TS (1945). Cf. testimony of Col R. S. Bratton, 16 Nov 45, in the same report.
22 Testimony of Lt Gen Hull, 17 Nov 45, in Rpt of Com on Int Activities (Lovett Board), WDCSA 350.09 TS (1945).
23 (1) D/F, WPD for AGF, AAF, and S0S, 24 Mar 42, sub: Expediting Paper Work, OPD 312, 3. (2) Cf. D/F, WPD for AAF, 24 Mar 42, sub: Almt of Acft for Alaska, OPD 452 ADC, 1.
24 Memo for rcd, 16 Mar 42, sub: Outline of Meeting Held Today, March 16, etc., OPD 320, 59. The main point of discussion was the "determination of where the responsibility rested for decisions and the issuances of directives in regard to air equipment outside the United States or between Theaters." The meeting agreed as first stated by Brig. Gen. M. S. Fairchild, senior Air Forces representative, that the "Army Air Forces as such had nothing to do with regard to decisions of movements and that they needed directives telling them what to do from WPD."
25 (1) AG ltr to CG AAF, 1 Jun 42, sub: WD Agency Charged with Publishing Official Commitments in Acft, AG 452.1 (5-27-42) MS-E. (2) Memo, OPD for CofS, 27 May 42, same sub, OPD 452.1, 24.
26 The goal, never reached, was a general staff evenly divided between Ground and Air officers. See memo, SGS for CofS, 14 Feb 42, sub: Air Offs Recommended for New GS Set-Up, WDCSA 020.
27 Memo, OPD for AAF, 16 Mar 42, sub: AAF Plans and Projects, OPD 580.4, 1.
28 Interv, Gen D. D. Eisenhower with author, 11 Mar 47, OPD Hist Unit Interv file.
29 Ibid. For later specific assignment of responsibility for controlling the flow of personnel, units, and matériel to the theaters, see Ch. XIV.
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