832.24/231a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Brazil (Caffery)

236. From the Under Secretary. Reference your personal letter no. 147 of June 21 and its enclosed memorandum “Principal Requirements of the Brazilian Army” from Brazilian Minister of War dated June 12, 1940.64 You may inform General Dutra that the Brazilian Government can procure some of the automotive equipment and some of the aviation material in the United States within the next few months. All can be procured within an estimated maximum period of 3 years.

The War Department suggests that a representative of the Brazilian Government be authorized and directed to confer with the representatives of this Government, who will furnish details of cost and schedules and conditions of delivery. [Welles.]

  1. Neither found in Department files.