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Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff1

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C.C.S. 452/29

Allocation of the Two Remaining Combat Cargo Groups and the Two Remaining Air Commando Groups

The United States Chiefs of Staff have agreed to allocate one combat cargo group and one air commando group to the China–Burma–India [Page 453] Theater in order to assure adequate resources for Admiral Mountbatten to clear and secure the land line to China. The remaining combat cargo group and air commando group have been allocated to the Southwest Pacific in an effort to fill at least part of the deficiency in resources for operations in that area.

  1. For the discussion of this paper by the Combined Chiefs of Staff at their 174th Meeting, September 14, 1944, see ante, p. 335.