740.00119 Control (Germany)/7–3045: Telegram

No. 1001
The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State


164. Following telegram (re Victory 419, July 301) was sent to Stockholm on July 26:2

Dept learns (your military attaché’s 677 [667] to War Dept July 243) Sov Govt will ask Swedish Govt to deliver interned German airplanes to Sov Govt as war booty. Should report be correct it is desirable that you, preferably supported by your British and French colleagues,4 should inform Swedish Govt that we cannot acknowledge such a war booty theory and that Swedish Govt should not therefore permit disposition of German property or equipment as war booty. In our opinion, all German assets and interests are now under the joint jurisdiction of the four occupying powers and should not be removed or disposed of without consent of Allied Control Commission.”

[ Grew ]
  1. Document No. 999.
  2. As telegram No. 1439.
  3. Document No. 990.
  4. Cecil Bertram Jerram and Christian Carra de Vaux de Saint-Cyr, respectively.