740.00119 P.W./9–1845

Memorandum by President Truman to the Acting Secretary of State

Referring to your memorandum of 12 September 1945 on the subject “Transportation of Chinese Troops to Manchuria,” I am informed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff as follows:

Commanders of Army and Navy forces in the Western Pacific have been directed to provide shipping for Chinese troops en route to Manchuria on the dates and in the ports specified by General Wedemeyer, Chief of Staff to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek.

It is fully expected by the Joint Chiefs of Staff that adequate transportation for the Chinese troops will be available on the dates when they are ready to embark for Manchuria.

H[arry] S. T[ruman]