J. C. S. Files: Telegram

No. 1270
The Commanding General, United States Army Forces, Pacific ( MacArthur ) to the Joint Chiefs of Staff
[Extracts]
top secret
urgent

From CinCAFPac to WarCOS for Joint Chiefs of Staff top secret. C 27265.

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It is suggested that the boundary between the New SEA–Australian Command and SWPA be delineated to conform to the Philippine International Boundary specifically as follows:

  • Beginning on the coast of Indo China at 15° north;
  • Thence to intersect at 7°40′ north latitude, 116° east longitude, the boundary between the Commonwealth of the Philippine Islands and British North Borneo;
  • Thence along the 1939 boundary line of the Philippines to latitude 05° north, longitude 127° east;
  • Thence east to 05° north, 130° east;
  • Thence south to the equator;
  • Thence east to 140° east;
  • Thence generally southeast to 02°20′ south, 146° east;
  • Thence east to 02°20′ south, 159° east;
  • Thence south.

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