893.00/3–1347: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in China (Stuart)

334. Navy Dept has instructed CinCPacFlt26 (UrTel 554 Mar 13, 3 p.m.) that for policy reasons it is necessary that initial significant movement in withdrawal Marines comprise transport out of China and that it can be publicized as such.

  1. Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet (Adm. Louis E. Denfeld).