124.61/12–1945: Telegram

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

2582. ReDeptel 2133, Oct 12, 1945. Congressman Forand has again expressed deep interest in obtaining permission for Lt. Uskievich’s wife to leave the Soviet Union.

He is now on duty U.S. Fleet Weather Station at Khabarovsk and contemplates detachment for return U.S. about Dec 20. Desires to bring his wife now pregnant home with him.76

Please renew representations to Soviet FonOff presenting the above facts and stressing humanitarian angle.

  1. At the end of 1945, Lt. Uskievich and his wife were at Vladivostok, where he was scheduled to depart for the United States following the closure of the United States Navy Weather Central at Khabarovsk. Because all efforts to obtain the requisite Soviet travel documents that would allow her to leave the Soviet Union failed, the Consul General at Vladivostok, O. Edmund Clubb, requested from local travel authorities on December 31 that she should be provided with train space on January 2, 1946, to enable her to return to her home in Moscow.