The present volume of the Foreign Relations of the United States was prepared under the general supervision of E. Ralph Perkins, formerly Chief of the Foreign Relations Division, now headed by S. Everett Gleason.
The compilers of the volume were Ralph R. Goodwin, Herbert A. Fine, Velma H. Cassidy and former staff member, Francis C. Prescott. Preliminary review of the volume was provided by Mr. Prescott and John G. Reid. Mr. Perkins was responsible for the final review assisted by Mr. Reid and Rogers P. Churchill.
The editors acknowledge with appreciation the assistance provided them by the historians of the Department of Defense, including those of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. They would also direct the reader’s attention to the relevant volumes in the official series: The United States Army in World War II, published by Department of the Army.
The Publishing and Reproduction Services Division (Jerome H. Perlmutter, Chief) was responsible for the technical editing of the volume.
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