Meeting of the Pacific War Council, 12:30 p.m.

United States United Kingdom Canada
President Roosevelt Prime Minister Churchill Prime Minister Mackenzie King1
Mr. Hopkins Ambassador Halifax Minister McCarthy
China Australia New Zealand
Foreign Minister Soong Minister Dixon Minister Nash
Netherlands Philippine Commonwealth
Foreign Minister van Kleffens President Quezon

[287] Memorandum by the Presidents Naval Aide (McCrea)

Roosevelt Papers

  1. According to Pickersgill (p. 414), Roosevelt, speaking for himself and Churchill, invited Prime Minister Mackenzie King on June 23, 1942, to come to Washington for a meeting of the Pacific War Council. Although no exchange of correspondence between Roosevelt and Mackenzie King relative to this invitation has been found, the Roosevelt Papers include a White House memorandum of June 23, 1942, which states that Roosevelt bad convened a meeting of the Pacific War Council for June 25, at which Prime Minister Mackenzie King would be present. According to a Department of State memorandum of June 26, 1942, regarding the Prime Minister’s visit, not printed, the Prime Minister arrived in Washington by train at 6:55 a.m. and drove to the White House at about 11 a.m. He left the White House at 2:45 p.m. After a brief stay at the Canadian Legation, the Prime Minister departed from Washington by train at 4:50 p.m. (033.4211 King, W. L. Mackenzie/60)