The Consul General at Kunming ( Langdon ) to the Secretary of State
[Received August 23—10:45 a.m.]
Unnumbered. [To Embassy:] Reurtel 45, August 22.9 At conference with Consul [Commanding?] General Services of Supply10 and his G–5 Colonel Wm. Mayer it was stated Services of Supply desires Foreign Service Officers as follows for following duties: One each at Peiping, Weihsien, Canton to aid Americans who do not wish repatriation to return to their establishments, army determining [Page 1460] whether such return safe or not, also to assist in liaison with Allied nationals; one team Shanghai in addition to above duties to assist army in determining eligibility for repatriation to U. S.
No foreign representatives have yet asked or been given permission to accompany army units. I received impression at conference that early reopening of our Consular offices was desired.
Sent to Chungking as 20; repeated Department.