Truman Papers: Telegram

No. 392
The Commander in Chief, United States Fleet, and Chief of Naval Operations (King) to the President’s Chief of Staff (Leahy)
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94. The Joint Chiefs approved a memorandum to the President on the disposition and distribution of the German Fleet.1 It was my intention that paragraph “e” on the treatment of a Soviet request for the U. S. share be deleted. Request you so advise the President.2

  1. Document No. 391.
  2. This message was sent to rectify a misunderstanding of the conclusions reached by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. J. C. S. Files record the fact that the Joint Chiefs of Staff Secretariat was informed of this message before dispatch.