From the Strategic Services Unit to the Office of Special Operations


95. Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of War (McCloy) to the Director of the Strategic Services Unit of the Department of War (Magruder)

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Historical Files, HS/CSG–117. No classification marking.


96. Memorandum From the Director of the Strategic Services Unit, Department of War (Magruder) to the Assistant Secretary of War (McCloy)

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Historical Files, HS/HC–265. No classification marking.


97. Memorandum From the Director of the Strategic Services Unit, Department of War (Magruder) to the Assistant Secretary of War (McCloy)

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Records, Job 83–00036, Box 3, Folder 16. Secret; American Eyes.


98. Memorandum From the Acting Director of the Office of Controls, Department of State (Lyon) to the Secretary of State’s Special Assistant for Research and Intelligence (McCormack)

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Records of the Department of State, Intelligence Files, Bureau of Administration, 1942–51: Lot 79 D 137, Office of Strategic Services, Box 1. No classification marking.


99. Memorandum From the Director of the Strategic Services Unit, Department of War (Magruder) to the Assistant Secretary of War (McCloy)

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Historical Files, HS/CSG–579, Job 83–00036, Box 4, Folder 7. Secret; American Eyes.


100. Minutes of the 171st Meeting of the Secretary of State’s Staff Committee

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 353, Records of Interdepartmental and Intradepartmental Committees—State Department, Lot File No. 122, Records of the Secretary’s Staff Committee 1944–47. Top Secret. No drafting information appears on the source text. The meeting was held in the Secretary’s office.


101. Memorandum From the Interim Activities Director of the Strategic Services Unit, Department of War (Irwin) to the Assistant Secretary of War (McCloy)

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Historical Files, HS/CSG–1807, Job 83–00036, Box 12, Folder 11. No classification marking. The source text is a copy transcribed for the CIA Historian, presumably in the early 1950s.


102. Memorandum From the Director of the Strategic Services Unit, Department of War (Magruder) to Secretary of War Patterson

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 263, Records of the Central Intelligence Agency, Troy Papers, SSU 1945. Secret. Sent through Assistant Secretary of War McCloy and Major General S. LeRoy Irwin, the Interim Director. Handwritten at the top of the source text is: “Magruder asks for survey.”


103. Memorandum by the Director of the Strategic Services Unit, Department of War (Magruder)

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 263, Records of the Central Intelligence Agency, Troy Papers, Box 11, Folder 78. Secret. On the source text the address line is blank. At the top of the source text is handwritten “CIG should take over SSU.”


104. Central Intelligence Group Directive No. 1

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 218, Records of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Leahy Papers, No. 130. Top Secret.


105. Memorandum From the Fortier Committee to the Director of Central Intelligence (Souers)

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Historical Files, HS/CSG–1808, Job 83–00036, Box 12, Folder 11. Top Secret. The source text is undated; the date used is from Darling, The Central Intelligence Agency, p. 448, note 50. The report contains references to Tabs A–F, none of which was found with the source text.


106. National Intelligence Directive No. 4

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 218, Records of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Leahy Papers, No. 132. Confidential. The draft version of the directive was discussed at the IAB meeting on March 26 (see Document 144) and at the NIA meeting on April 2 (see Document 145).


107. Memorandum From Acting Secretary of War Petersen to the Director of the Strategic Services Unit, Department of War (Quinn)

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 218, Records of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Leahy Papers, No. 130. Confidential. The version printed was distributed as Enclosure A to CIG Directive No. 6 of April 8. See the Supplement. Colonel William W. Quinn had just succeeded Magruder as Director of the SSU. (SSU General Orders No. 11, April 4; Central Intelligence Agency Historical Files, HS/HC–601, Job 83–00036, Box 4, Folder 9) See the Supplement.


108. Memorandum From the Director of Central Intelligence (Souers) to the Director of the Strategic Services Unit, Department of War (Quinn)

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 218, Records of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Leahy Papers, No. 130. Top Secret. The version printed was distributed as Enclosure B to CIG Directive No. 6, April 8. See the Supplement.


109. Memorandum From the Director of Central Intelligence (Souers) to President Truman

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Historical Files, HS/CSG–2227, Job 83–00739R, Box 2, Folder 3. No classification marking.


110. Letter From the Director of Central Intelligence (Souers) to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Hoover)

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Historical Files, HS/CSG–2227, Job 83–00739R, Box 2, Folder 3. Secret; Personal.


111. Memorandum From the Assistant Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Ladd) to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Hoover)

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 263, Records of the Central Intelligence Agency, Troy Papers, FBI Documents. No classification marking.


112. Memorandum From the Director of the Office of Controls (Lyon) to the Chief of the Division of Foreign Activity Correlation (Neal)

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Records of the Department of State, Intelligence Files, Bureau of Administration, 1942–51: Lot 79 D 137, Folder SSU, Box 2. Secret.


113. Letter From the Director of Central Intelligence (Vandenberg) to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Hoover)

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Historical Files, HS/CSG–2227, Job 83–00739R, Box 2, Folder 3. Top Secret.


114. Memorandum by the Director of Central Intelligence’s Executive (Wright)

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Historical Files, HS/CSG–2154, Job 83–00739R, Box 3, Folder 19. Secret. The memorandum is addressed to “All C.I.G. Personnel Concerned.”


115. Letter From the Director of Central Intelligence (Vandenberg) to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Hoover)

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Historical Files, HS/CSG–2227, Job 83–00739R, Box 2, Folder 3. Top Secret. The letter is dated July 19, 1946, which has been changed by hand to July 22. The latter date, in turn, has been annotated by hand, “must be [July] 19.”


116. Letter From the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Hoover) to the Assistant Secretary of State for American Republic Affairs (Braden)

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Records of the Department of State, Decimal File 1945–49, 101.5/7–2246. Personal and Confidential.


117. Memorandum From Acting Secretary of State Acheson to the Members of the National Intelligence Authority

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Historical Files, HS/CSG–2227, Job 83–00739R, Box 2, Folder 3. Top Secret. Drafted by E.O. Briggs. Covered by an August 5 note signed with Acheson’s typed initials, addressed to Secretaries Forrestal and Patterson and Admiral Leahy, asking that the memorandum be discussed at the NIA meeting on August 7. The covering note also contains a footnote stating that a copy of the memorandum was given to the CIG Assistant Director for Special Operations by Assistant Secretary Braden on August 6.


118. Minutes of the Fifth Meeting of the National Intelligence Authority

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 218, Records of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Leahy Papers, No. 132. Top Secret. The meeting was held at the Department of State.


119. Draft Letter From President Truman to Attorney General Clark

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Records, Job 83–00764R, Box 1, Folder 5. No classification marking. According to Document 122, the letter was drafted by Secretary to the National Intelligence Authority Lay and approved by all members on the understanding that it would be sent if necessary. It appears that the draft was never used.


120. Letter From the National Intelligence Authority to Attorney General Clark

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Records, Job 83–00764R, Box 1, Folder 5. Secret. According to Wright’s August 8 memorandum ( Document 122) the letter was drafted by the Central Intelligence Group.


121. Memorandum From the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Hoover) to Attorney General Clark

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 263, Records of the Central Intelligence Agency, Troy Papers, FBI Documents, Box 8, Folder 18. No classification marking.


122. Memorandum for the Record

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Historical Files, HS/CSG–2227, Job 83–00739R, Box 2, Folder 3. Top Secret. Although the memorandum is dated August 8, it was obviously amended later, since the postscript refers to developments on August 10.


123. Memorandum From the Director’s Assistant (Tamm) to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Hoover)

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 263, Records of the Central Intelligence Agency, Troy Papers, FBI Documents. No classification marking.


124. Memorandum From the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Hoover) to Attorney General Clark

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 263, Records of the Central Intelligence Agency, Troy Papers, FBI Documents. No classification marking. A typed note on the source text indicates that it was sent at 5 p.m. on August 12. This memorandum from Hoover is based on a longer August 12 memorandum from Tamm to Hoover. (Ibid.) See the Supplement.


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