The Secretary of State to the Chinese Ambassador (Koo)
The Secretary of State presents his compliments to His Excellency the Chinese Ambassador and has the honor to refer to the Ambassador’s note of June 2, 1948, listing the names of Chinese military officers who will assist the Chinese Embassy in the procurement of military supplies for the Chinese armed forces and asking that he be informed of the agency or agencies of the United States Government which these officers may approach and to which they may furnish the necessary information with a view to clarifying the technical requirements of China’s armed forces.
A copy of the Ambassador’s note of June 2, 1948, was forwarded to the Secretary of Defense with the request that he designate certain officers of the National Military Establishment whom the Chinese military officers may approach and to whom they may furnish the necessary information along the lines above described. The following officers of the National Military Establishment have now been designated for this purpose:
- Department of the Army:
- Lieutenant Colonel Malcolm F. Gilchrist, Jr., Plans and Operations Division.
- Lieutenant Colonel Charles I. Davis, Logistics Division.
- Lieutenant Colonel Francis G. Hall, Logistics Division.
- Department of the Navy:
- Captain M. M. Dupre, Jr., USN, Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief, Naval Operations (Logistics).
- Department of the Air Force:
- Colonel Raymond F. Rudell, Directorate, Plans and Operations.
- Major David F. MacGhee, Directorate, Plans and Operations.
Pursuant to instructions from the Secretary of State, the Foreign Liquidation Commissioner has designated Mr. Carroll M. Meigs, Director, General Disposals Division, as the officer whom the Chinese representatives should approach in regard to purchases of surplus property in this connection.
It is suggested that the Ambassador request the Chinese military officers listed in his note under reference to approach the above-named officers of the United States Government agencies indicated with a view to carrying out the desired functions.