Roosevelt Papers

The Australian Minister for External Affairs (Evatt) to President Roosevelt

Dear Mr. President, In relation to the alternative plan for expanding the Royal Australian Air Force—now under your consideration—I have the honour to inform you that, in duty bound, I raised the matter in the course of my discussions yesterday with the Prime Minister.

In view of the supreme responsibility vested jointly in yourself and the Prime Minister in connection with such matters, I am expecting that in due course the plan will be considered by you both.1

Yours sincerely,

H V Evatt
  1. At the meeting of the Pacific War Council on May 20, Churchill announced that he and Roosevelt had reached agreement on the matter of allocating additional aircraft to Australia; see ante, p. 138.