860C.20/111: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in the Soviet Union (Thurston)


134. The War Department has assigned Major Henry I. Szymanski, Infantry, as Liaison Officer between the Polish Forces in the Near East and the American Army. Since the Commander of the Polish Forces is in Kuibyshev and since there are considerable Polish troops in the Soviet Union, it will be desirable for Major Szymanski in the performance of his duties to visit Kuibyshev and such points in the Soviet Union at which the main Polish Forces are concentrated. The War Department asks,48 therefore, that this Department endeavor to arrange with the appropriate Soviet authorities for issuance to him of a visa.

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  1. Letter of March 19, 1942, from the Secretary of War, Henry L. Stimson, to the Secretary of State; not printed.