811.20 Defense (M)/14088a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in China (Atcheson)

1033. WPB19 wishes following information. Should we continue to give priority to Russian owned mercury and tin on American planes and if so what is best estimate as to amounts available monthly. Mercury now has A–1 priority and present schedule 80,000 pounds monthly: tin has A–2 with monthly schedule 1,500,000 pounds.

  1. War Production Board.