832.24/10–2045: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Brazil (Berle)

2518. For 3193, 20th.78 You should inform the Military Attaché that Executive Order 9630, dated September 27, 1945,79 states, that while all functions of the Army and Navy Liquidation Commissioner are transferred to the Department of State, the War Department shall “store, care for, handle, deliver, and keep the fiscal and other accounts for all property declared to be surplus in foreign areas, including property captured from the enemy, and shall also furnish such personnel, transportation and administrative services or facilities as may be required for foreign disposal. The provisions of this paragraph shall be carried out without reimbursement from the Department of State for the services rendered.”

Departmental Order 1347 of October 20, 194578 provides, inter alia, that “local representatives are authorized to call upon the War and Navy Departments and the military commander of any Theater of Operations, command, department or base in foreign areas and the Naval Commander of any area, several areas or fleet, or the Commandant of a Naval District, in foreign areas for the assignment within his Command to the local representatives of the Commissioner, of such military and naval personnel, transportation, and administrative services, or facilities as may be required to be furnished by them pursuant to paragraphs 8 and 9 of Executive Order 9630.”

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  2. 10 Federal Register 12245.
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