Marshall Mission Files, Lot 54–D270: Telegram

The Joint Chiefs of Staff to Lieutenant General Albert C. Wedemeyer 5

82100. China Theater will be inactivated on 1 May. Residual functions of the China Theater involving responsibility by the War Department will be undertaken by Commanding General, U. S. Army Forces in China, who will continue to undertake all remaining functions now the responsibility of the Commanding General, U. S. Forces, China Theater, except operational control of the Marine Forces in China.

Effective upon the inactivation of the China Theater, operational control of the Marine Forces will be exercised by Com 7th Fleet for CinCPac.

  1. Also addressed to the Commander in Chief, U. S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. John H. Towers.