711.94114 Supplies/5–3045: Telegram

The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman) to the Secretary of State

1813. ReDeptel 1076, May 15,7 p.m. POW supplies are now being unloaded in Vladivostok, Clubb reports they are being stored in same warehouse with other supplies already there but are kept separate from them. The Soviet official in charge will report to Clubb when unloading is finished and tally and condition of cargo will then be checked.51 This official has no information concerning onward forwarding of supplies.

  1. The Plenipotentiary Representative for the Far East of the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Trade of the Soviet Union, Viktor P. Boyko, informed Consul General Clubb by letter, dated June 2, that these supplies, totalling 48,808 pieces, bad been unloaded from the steamship Vtoraya Pyatiletka (Second Five-Year Plan) and stored at Vladivostok, all in good condition according to external appearance. This information was reported by the Consul General to Ambassador Harriman, who relayed it to the Department in telegram 1929, June 6, 7 p.m. (711.94114 Supplies/6–645).