893.24/1278a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in China (Gauss)

85. “Personal from the President to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. We are rapidly increasing our ferry service to China via Africa and India. I can now give you definite assurances that even though there should be a further setback in Rangoon, which now seems improbable, the supply route to China via India can be maintained by air.

The whole plan seems altogether practical and I am sure we can make it a reality in the near future. Roosevelt.”