861.24/1234b: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Second Secretary of Embassy in the Soviet Union (Thompson)28

12. From Stettinius29 to Faymonville.30 We have informed Litvinov31 that the time is at hand to initiate the Third Protocol. Soviet requirements for the period July 1, 1943 to June 30, 1944 are desired. Presentation of these should be grouped to correspond as nearly as [Page 738] possible to the Second Protocol categories. Planning here will be aided by promptness in as much as production schedules are now being set up well in advance. Alloy steel requirements are especially urgent. [Stettinius.]

  1. Llewellyn E. Thompson, Jr., Second Secretary of Embassy and Consul in the Soviet Union, was in charge of the group remaining in Moscow after the removal of the Embassy to Kuibyshev.
  2. Edward R. Stettinius, Jr., Lend-Lease Administrator.
  3. Brig. Gen. Philip R. Faymonville, head of the United States Supply Mission in the Soviet Union; Lend-Lease Representative.
  4. Maxim Maximovich Litvinov, Soviet Ambassador in the United States.