Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff1
[Quebec,] 13 September 1944.
British Participation in the War Against Japan
- The United States Chiefs of Staff would welcome a British naval task force in the Pacific to participate in the main operations against Japan. They consider that the initial use of such a force should be on the western flank of the advance in the Southwest Pacific. They assume that such a force would be balanced and self-supporting.
- The United States Chiefs of Staff repeat their acceptance2 of the British proposal to form a British Empire task force in the Southwest Pacific. It is realized that the time of formation of such a force depends to a considerable extent on the end of the war in Europe as well as on Dracula and on the requirements of projected operations in the Southwest Pacific.