893.24/1335: Telegram

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

657. “For J. Franklin Ray from McCabe. Further to our cable of June 22, no. 295,29 sent you at New Delhi. In view of the policy of not increasing stock pile in India, information from China is necessary for continued procurement and shipment from the U.S. We have a large stock pile of arsenal material on hand:

What is the importance and need for this in respect to all aid to China?
Will sufficient air priority be granted this material to move it into China from India?

A quarterly forecast of transport tonnage revised and submitted monthly is necessary for clearing and programming material for shipment. A balanced program for air transport plus small extra tonnage to make up for sinkings submitted from China side to C. D. S.30 [Page 585]and OLLA31 would be extremely useful. Unable to work out a program with C.D.S. here until forecast of monthly air transport tonnage is submitted regularly.”

  1. Not printed.
  2. China Defense Supplies.
  3. Office of Lend-Lease Administration.