893.796A/8–2147: Telegram

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

1046. Letter from Sec War to Sec State9 indicates well qualified Major General with Air Transport Command experience can be made available serve adviser on Civil Aeronautics to Chinese Govt (Deptel 748, June 19 and previous) but Dept must initiate special legislation to allow assignment. Since no action can be taken till Congress convenes (even so not thoroughly certain legislation will be passed), Dept suggests Emb may wish discuss with Gen Wedemeyer10 with view he make strong recommendation. Embs current opinions on subject now desired.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Lt. Gen. Albert C. Wedemeyer, Special Representative of President Truman on a fact-finding mission in China and Korea; for correspondence regarding the mission, see pp. 635 ff.