The Consul at Brazzaville (Taylor) to the Secretary of State

No. 58

Sir: I have the honor to refer to my despatch No. 41 entitled “Memorandum Agreement between the Free French at Brazzaville and American Army Representatives” and my telegraphic despatch No. 67 of August 4, 1942 and No. 56 of September 10, 1942.37 The despatches refer to the agreement entered into here covering the technical phases of the airport and auxiliary installation at Pointe-Noire.

A formal agreement has now been drawn up by Colonel Todd in charge of the American Army Forces at Leopoldville and approved by the Governor General of French Equatorial Africa.

The document was signed today by the Governor General and was transmitted to Colonel Todd to be sent to Accra for the signature of General Fitzgerald.38

Copies of the Agreement are enclosed.39 Extra copies have been given to the Governor General, the Secretary General, the Commander of the Air Force and the Director of the Port and adjacent area at Pointe-Noire, all officers of the Administration of French Equatorial Africa. Copies have also been given to General Fitzgerald, Commander in charge of the American operations in Central Africa, Colonel Todd in charge of American operations at Leopoldville and Colonel Kemp in charge of Aviation at Leopoldville.

It is assumed that the two original signed copies will be forward[ed] to the National Committee in London and to the General Staff at Washington.

Respectfully yours,

Laurence W. Taylor
  1. Despatch No. 56 not printed.
  2. Brig. Gen. S. W. Fitzgerald, Commanding General, U. S. Armed Forces in Central Africa.
  3. Not printed.