Document Type: 
Document Number (FOIA) /ESDN (CREST): 
Release Decision: 
Original Classification: 
Document Page Count: 
Document Creation Date: 
November 3, 2016
Document Release Date: 
September 17, 2013
Sequence Number: 
Case Number: 
Publication Date: 
November 10, 1943
Content Type: 
PDF icon CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2.pdf28.4 MB
leggicla=c..........1 Approved Release 2013/09/1 OFFICE OF STRATEGIC SERVICES WASHINGTON. 0. C. INTEROFFICE MEMORANDUM Tot Strategic Services Officer, OSS, HE Dates 10 November 1943 Frost Director, OSS Subjeott s ? , The following information is for Lt. Colonel Toulmln and Lt. Commander MoBaine only, and le not for distribution. This in- formation has been made available to Mr. Macfarland and shall not be distributed to Istanbul. An informed source, oommenting on conditions in Bulgaria in the month of October, states that there is a growing feeling that a major decision in foreign policy may be forced any day by the course of thc war on the eastern front, As a result of German defeats, and the overwhelming conviction that they will continue, loyalty to Nazi ideas in Bulgaria has comp pleiely vanished. Filov himself, who still is influential in control- ling Bulgarian foreign policy, significantly mirrors this trend. On the other hand, the hopelessness of resisting the Allies without Osman support is equally apparent, and this has turned Bulgarian thinking in two directions: they can either seek an understanding with the Amer- icana and British, or they can appeal to Russia for help. At present, Opinion is increasing in support of the second alternativ.s. Tha dominant oonceru of all Bulgarians toda3r is to preserve their SECPIET Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA- RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 , Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 . SO^ 1 ;.? . 4? _:?1 'zee, - ean. cannetay. they have a livadar CM' of aggression on the part of the Berta mad Greeks of bombing and eventual iwrasion. Now feel that an allimikee with /teals vould tend to avert tisia. But Irma wetter Dalinriaica few of Gomm occupation. So far, Germs forces in tin* oecittrys coasl.*tiag of one .division, have act bean inereased bat it is believed the Genoa maw imad tiko *Tim ecapletely UBolgerie shousd sigma of fellovitag Italy's examples This omailetios ~vats to oho* any official efit?rts to got in touch with ropreematatives? Ilulgprian leafier' are oval?tain that there emelt be severe reprise:kat if Gamow discovereil attempts at aeqptl- atiaw? lloofficially and covearlria's tionantere curiosity has been evinced as to *at treatises& liallgcnria might expect Sten Britain and Una U.S? if sibs mould withdraw item ;the -oar. Bulgaria, it is pointed out, los mot eased war Vilma 14,111one too oonstriess She hto ant onoupild tor#tory oveinotall- bor the Ilialians? Farthers, of all the lisaksat sonatriesi. Sulforia alma Inas net boas torm lay internal dissensions 'This stability teats sa the waintalwance Of us Bulgarian -*two each. to dantowolos tpawied loyal amd noll..disciplineds If for Ise other reason thin ma*.premerivetiona it is inaportauxt to SnIgari.s. t this OMNI raid:2% Illekilits OS a111101161111 of praeorrIng crier. Ind - 'late maintainanco of order is of fordenantal interars(t to taglo-inatri. isms visa weal& Imam maing to pia end much to loos by the disinte- Vitt= of tireia1k ialloning the collapse of Germany* ill VA* *awl& not las divonamint afttsisUy.hanerrar, wales* thereI. 1111210 11401111101041 of eingatats wasurive 4.t-, t? - ; ? ? ?r? irAt, . 4 -.? ? t .g 4 '? LilriD Waal J Down= '10:44 ? 4 -."1;'?fei 'Z''''ll' ? a...1,E ,....,..?. lz-0..:7,?f: .1..V...t i-v- ..?& 41-1 ,.....,ke....,,,- ..--f *rt. *1---- -.;;I::5.,:il,i:::; iir.11,. - 43. .... . ? . 31v; , ? it `-? ....II .trAt7 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000i ooxinnnq_9 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 mina 19 October 1943 TO: Ar. Whitney Shepardson FROM: General Donovan , A6 v In view of the memo I sent to you about the contact we might establish in Bulgaria, I think that Dissemination A-12579, Report No. D-172, might he of interest. Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 Declassified and Ap ? roved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 OFFICE OF STRATEGIC SERVICES INTEROFFICE MEMO DATE: Aug. 20, 1943 FROM: Hugh R. Wilson SLJ IT I append herewith a memorandum dated August 19 from Spencer Phenix together with enclosure. Please note the confidential manner in which this came to us. Hugh R. Wilson Enclosure: Original of memo from Mr. Phenix, August 19, 1943, together with copy of Aide Mamoire dated August 16, 1943, from British Embassy, Washington. d -I Declassified and Ap roved 4 For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001 Rnnn nnnqnnna Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 August 19, 1943 To Hugh R Wilson From Spencer Phenix SECRET I attach hereto a copy of an Aide Memoire which the British Ambassador left with Secretary Hull the day before yesterday. It relates to the area affected by our K operations and John and I think you will find it very interesting. It was shown us by our British friends and we copied it without express authorization so please be exceedingly careful in your use of it. 4 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 mommommummommm After the careful stady of the document pe"e y the Offic4 of War Information and entitled *Lang Range Plan for Polearies, 1ieHailistro Government foel that it ahould be helpful to prevent the following review or their policy towards Bulgarluv and a state- ment about the lime of propaganda adopted in consequence of this palm. ( In this months preceding the rupture of diplomatic ?elutions In March, 1941 between this country and lelgsris, repeated warnings were given to the Bulgarian Government regarding the consequences that would follow Bulgarian surrender to Germany and sbyvA ell any attack by Bulgaria on her neighbours. Him Majesty's Government gave < tt. Bulgar4a *Very inducement and aii'support in their power to saisitsin ? 4 ??'?Z '? ? le,:e? ? ????Crjt ? ? her indepteldence. Neverthelele, Begaria finallyoudeumbed to GOTMAU Iniessere aed Oben the German treys marabed in, cetively co-operated with them, an attitude in sharp contrast to the passive attitude of anUNA Attifig 114011,1;10,41.031t limmark? Later stoma the Germans taiiitod Gillette *AA grisgai-i;ittlYalgariart troiops followed in their Imam ploylag the part of the *041 and making good territorial olains Wiest these countries the Satisfaction of which by forcefulness the 9011104011,Golormant 1104 Solemnly renouneed 49 late WS :canary, 1q40. In h46 ftnia isterviAlve with the King of the Bulgarianc and the W411144111 1"ilidont of th!k? Caution: His VAlestyl e Ministers nIr aide it clam that Bulgaria *at accept responsibility . .1.? ? ?? :7 . 5 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001Rnnninnmrwm ? t Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 - 2 4 SECRET for the consequences of her traitorous action. /t Ls worth recalling that when Sir George expressed his deep regret that His Majesty's Government's policy of trying to prelerve Bulgarian independence had failed, M. Tiler replied that the question o4* the maintenance of Bulgarian independence was or' -'th which the Bulgarian Government had been and were competent to deal with without our help. To this His Majesty's Minister answered that he would take careful note o' this statement since it might prove of great importance at a future conferonce to know that the Bulgsrisn President of the Council at this crisis In Bulgarian history had taken full responsibility for the effect which the Bulgarimn Government's present policy sight ultimately have on Bulgaria's independence. Throughout the two interviews, moreover, neither the Bulgarian King nor his Minister could advance any better exams* for Bulgaria's capitulaVacek than that a Gammen victory was in- His MajoetesaWii4tt therefore regard Bulgaria's inclusion In the, Ade asap as the relief of a deliberate desision taken with full isisteIOS. sod waraing of the AXstutequenoes. They refuse to recognise - the sinosalitou b ecasazilia;s#11ree. k and tlugoslav tevoitory and they TVA' theamegwesinA*i7 ceilisttted to the survival of a sovereign 00141411401 'Mite. His Waite. a Ocntornmenti e tentative ilea regarding the IntAire of Southlas ttrope is that these regions should be grouped iffirle,fars of confederation, the exact orgsnisation of *Achy both its ivied* ItsIederil methemise,eld its ixttarnia and external frontierir beir abiteirldliati mot be settled at the pesos' confereme by the 1 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001Rnnni nnnqnnna Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 umminempummummourw - 3 - 4e. ? SECRET interested belligerent posers, and pertioularly with the co-operation and agreement of the Haien of Soviet Socialist Republics. Such a con- federation must naturally /*winds !kiwis, and in the cursory dis- oussiaas which is Majeetyls Golernaeat have htd with the Soviet Govern- ment on tho question, the latter raised no objection in principle to the inclusion of Bulgaria in such an organisation. On the other hand, it is impossible at this stage to say whether Bulgaria would fora pert this organisation as an independent state, and consequently, although there may be much in favour of the idea of tb,J Bulgarian people forsdng an independent state, His Majesty's Government feel it would be unwise to commit themselves to a pledge of this nature. As regards His Majesty's Government's attitude towards the Bax.e.Cobarg dynasty, it will be recalled that the present war is the third oesesion on which a somber of this House has been party to a treacherous attack on one of it. neighbours. The responsibility in the . present AI* cannot be traittstert..ed from the Xing to the lulgarina Government, *ears regarded by Damian people as the creatures of their tthgv, and are so in ficii; if the future of South 2ast Europe is am a federal basis, there will moreover be no place for a Bulgaria robed over by a meaber of the Present royal House because of the Aiiii4relAM, potified feelings 'of rancour with which he would to re. Pried by the neighbouring states, and particularly the royal Houses seflugoslavia and Greece. His Majesty's Government therefore cannot have any dealings with tiAg Boris, whose fate they regard as a matter 0461differiges# any are then they can have with the present government. I. Ong ia a man of nc little Witty and cunning, but morally -weak ? ? - 6 -1 .1 eqe?s, ? r.471171''`77 ce, ; " 44.1 bk Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 1111111111111=1111111111111111 _ jsrara:S. .41 .41 .11???? V - 4 - .qtZ .116) ? and incapable of courageous decision, a true son of his father. Any attempt to give him support in the hopes of detaching Bulgaria from the Axis would probably fail and we shvuld merely compromis0 ourselves in the eyes of our Balkan allies tad the world besides laying up for ourselves incalculable difficulties in our plans for the illative or South Eastern Europe. The policy of His Majesty's Goverment towards Bulgaria being Of this character, it follows that our Bulgarian propaganda must be of a similar nature. The general lines werP set out in the Aide Memoir* given to the State Department, and dated April 6, 1943. we oBn only impress on the Bulgarian people that the misery into Which they are gradually being drawn is the responsibility of the present regime, and that their only hope is to rid themselves of the people who have betrayed them either by revolution or by unconditional surrender to the armies of liberation when the time comes. We can make uo promisq aui give no undertakings regarding the future of Bulgaria, and the Bulgarian people must trust that by honourable capitulation they will find the only way out of thiptr present misery. ? ay= Immo MASSY, WAE1111110rON, D. C. AUGUM 16, 1943. pt 4rjrf,STr7.417.M.1:;?-? .I" Re.? t Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 iimmummummumumniummemmen 4., 3/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 A' P. LI/ 7 pf 4r1( This is a plan for a militar7 program for psycicoiogicai warfare directed against Bulgaria. Purposes: 1. The physical and moral subversion of the enemy in Bulgaria. 2. Activities against the enemy in Bulgaria. 3. The use of forces within Bulgaria to break down the resistance of the allies of Germany in adjoining countries. Means: The plan involves establishing a base in Istanbul for making contact with Bulgarian elements to effect the purposes aforementioned. The means to be employed are: 1. To recruit from Istanbul agents who will work for the U.S. in Bulgaria looking toward the following objectives: a) the obtaining of current intelligence relating to the position of the enemy, particularly in ? the Balkans. the fomenting of attacks by small guerilla bands against enemy lines of communication. c) the incitement of the people in countries presently allied with the Axis to rebellion. 2. To obtain the cooperation of the Board of Economic Warfare to deprive the Axis of needed Balkan supplies by preemptive purchase through ostensibly private charnels. 3. As an instrument of accomplishment, to obtain the assistance of a former resident of Bulgaria now resident in the United States who has a background of high finan- cial and industrial standing in Bulgaria. .421,...E.6410.0?Oseseisnam Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001Ronn1nnn-4nnno Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17 : CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 The mode of operation proposed is as follows: The former Bulgarian resident and a representative of OSS would be sent to Istanbul. The OSS representative should go under the cover of a BEW mission. The former Bulgarian resident would attempt to negotiate, through Turkish nationals or Turkish Government Corporations, the purchase from Bulgaria of suppliels needed by the Axis, for example, tobacco and chrome. He would have U.S. Government credits at his disposal with the coopera- tion of BEW, as well as the means for disposing of the merchancise. The mission will be exploratory with a view to establishing contact, primarily with the leaders of the Macedonian Imro in order to enlist their aid in achieving the objncts above enumerated. It is believed that the mission will have the means to enter into secret communication with these elements from Istanbul as a base. n,,,-Inecifiarl and Approved For Release 2013/09/17 : CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 r 91111 1 ?1 I 140 r? 111' 1' 1,1 1610,0101 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001 R000100030009-2 gra 15 i.4 b Altintagnef ; 4 ? /11'. 4r. A crocausgerkdom ir ? fr 4 / )4" le 41,;!ii I 4 t 4 ??? Pqq.0:119N htf tt3TATTil DEPALTMETTP , 4, ? , dont aopte otit rout! se t I r?? 31fis (tulle in _ I. t ? 4 ' 1 I , ,?? , 411. ,,,,i, : I. 1 i? 4 . ? ri ?.??.: ' . * ! c , ? 1 ... b? i '4 ''' ' ' ' 4 1 '4' . t ' ? -'' f, 51: ! ?.? . t , ' ; ; 1,.. ;. r . f- ' r .1 ? 1i !? ' 3' '''' 1: . ...: .7 4 s , "1.'` b 'fti'' i . t 1. ig,.,.. I .,741.,1,. 7 ' i' , 7, ,...1 . V -4 *I 1 '4i' 4,(1. .:I. .?,-t .. I e'.. : ' !:` r I I; I f". v.. 4, ';:i.,?.?.,! it' - ,,o 4 i 4 4" la . ' 4 4iyr,1 ,.., ..fi- , ., ,,k ?.,., i ?' 4 I, ; ' ? .? 1 1 ..? 4 . a ; f! 1 , i . ,r ? rit:, i i #.;.- , .1. ke.J....: , i ',i-? , ' :4,. ' / ..i. ' 44 .1 5- 4 ? 4 A Declassified and Approved For *Release 2013/09/17:_CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 alto T. rof 4 ' II ,, t Ii '41 4: ?'?-? 4 : ,,V.: i 1 1. ,g!,,,i-fei, ; 1 t,' 11. Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 July 24, 1942 Mir. Constantin Fotitch, Minister of Yugoslavia, Royal Yugoslav Legation, Mahington, 1.',. C. my dear Mr. Fotitch: 7-1 Thank you very such for your two let- ..: , ters datod July 22, together with enclosulies. 1 am looking forward to illeing you on 42 Saturday. ,?',....,..,?:-. --.4... .,. .? . -f-',..."'"---, ??? ,??2;.,_?..7-14. ? - : - r.. -? ; . .=, ? - .i. 1 \ r . ?..,....., .? N - - "-r-i :-.:\!i:.? r % ?t ? . ? .. .Ng ?'-r,' \ . . !?? ''????-?.1.:: , , .t. .. , ' . ? . .1 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 Declassified and A proved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 flOYAL 'YUGOSLAV LEGATION WASHINGTON. D. C. July 221 1942. My dear Colonel: I have the honor to inform you that from the latest reports received by the Yug,oslav Government from General Draza Mihailovich a great number of German forces and material are expected to be sent to Bulgaria. Railroad cars are being concentrated in Belgrade. From the Geographic Institute in Belgrade maps showing Bulgarian territory facing Turkey were also sent to Bulgaria. Light and heavy artillery is being transported in the direction of Nish. A. munitions train bound for Bulgaria passes through the city of Nish every hour. The bridge over the Danube connecting Belgrade wi-;11 Panchevo is being hastily repaired. The work of enlargiag the Zemun Airport has begun and underground shelters are built. At the same time 2 " speedy motor boats pass down the Danube into the Black Sea equipped with underwater .torpedoed tubes, and that every week. Hoping that the above information will be useful to you, I remain, my daar Colonel, Very sJn erel Colonel W.Z. Donovan Coordinator of Information Washington, D. C. Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X0ooniRnnninnrvw-ww, ?..?-r,11,7 ? - Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 ? ? ' have the honor to Laois you that ftte the latest mortis r000tiVit by tits' Yugoslav illovoresontt frau (Immoral Drama Itthailoviola a great nub* of mamas romps and saatorlill are onotted, to bes seat to ilita1gor1a4 Railroad oars ors being oonsoastrat$41 In lialgratigo .1fregatt loograPigio autitt in3.1041440 "WM ancluing BaCtrian tervitatirY Plaint etu*Or war* alio soot to Worts. *10.41, AM heavy sitlellotty is Wing trosaportod, tile dtrootion OAO* A rounitions too %mug stir ntagarti, pumas through lb* *IV of Nish ovary bow. Tito bridwii Oa Womb* ourinootg Ilthrharstto with Pakialimitio is Wag butt Ir rivairstis Th a 'workotenlarline , Wm" 0/0011 Mom* b** b *ad undorgroutia ohelNers are built* At libit ass* :tios :WOW 14440r aPal4s pass 611," tba MOO* Sato tho 40411 ocappoit Viet undorviabarlogrvod000d t?s oat tbwai way wok. liopLog that the abova Intorlsatica wirtbo oisoktOl is yeti I rommaio, lir dear Colosolt Von ainooraly yours' ..; t.,,,t.?., .. . ..rxrti , 4p,F..4. .,?-? ,.i.Y-V,,,,, * ,,,,r... "" '-'0kN .1-. , :.? ,.,,,,Ir, .1..... . ?'::''''1.. ? 1 , .? " . .42.....:0)4i: -'., . : : :zZ'.117? ';: '' ? i :','. .., , -'it:.,',.',?' iiil, . :. : ? ,., - ,i.j- ?.,r.T.--i.ir: I. la. 'sp - ' : 7 ? ? .77--::< t',. ?i- ? ,.? 1 7,_ ? ..:*, ? '...il. !Jim.; ? ,.? , .3.."..,,,I, ,,,,,,. ,,i-.1,,?tt? ..,, ,- ? , 1-,4-;?ttP. t , ' '? ? , .-i. ,."-z-,77,1.- _. ., ? ? kl.. ,, ...:?--P,:tr.. - 'r '.. I. 0 , - . 1 ?,?--,..,, -4, ft= ' , -,.;?,'-'-'. ' - . '3::- ''...'4.-. ..,. .? _...?,,,, 4 ' ? '.,.: ',,, f. et 17i, . - -. .. - :,..4 ?-. . ' i. .. ? ,.,- -,.?.-1-, ..'., .: .. .. , .. ,_ ? -?.'': -..-* I. -, ? ti? ? ? ( ? .ti..,t7,. I? ? ? ? *,\.--il' . -'gr'?..,q . ;?ii-;-': -,.. - .:L.L ;1:,?171, 1 ?- r.--:j ? "` '.e ?`? V: . ? ..k.: ,,,.:L ,,,,,.,,_? ? -,,,,.. ? - ..,_.T.?., ...? 4.'' ?? -Z!'" '''... - -. ' r : .,.1.,,-,....;-,- ? - 4 ? :4?42'441 ? ? Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13 ? ? - - ._ ? ' t I A ? ' ??? r ? f : ?!? ? T 1. ? ? : ? ?? 1 , ? ???,, ??";,',???? ?441. ? I Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 a ? ?,..-- ? 'rr 4- ? ' . ? . - . ????i i ? ? 1 1 ? a ? s ? ,,Lc? - ? -??-? - ? ? &I.1C ?er' r 4 - ? s: .? ? I ; Rg. Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 ? ; '?7";'?- ? 3 4,V.,f? u???????-t- ,???, t Ar. Paul 'Willer, qii3irsaan Allericanisa Committee Winfield Post liumbLr 10 *infield Lansas Dear kir. alien Thara you for your wire. along to the War Dewtatent as thinii it oozes sore properly withitti their ilurisdietion. ?--i A`,77:41. .? Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X0000 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 gob February 18, 194k General Raymond Lee War Department Washington, Dip C. Dear Raymond; Here is one of a type of message which think should properly be gassed on to you. e' ? 4'?in?? ( )( I-471 Siacerelys William 4%0 Donate,* ? e r I 6,1 ? - 1:4;-,., ., J.. , . - .4.7..)-- ,....- i 1 'rota - r. :-..' ..... litaierk vtx ? t .4....114?044.0.11 $1.604161?51,1,1?00.,10 ? ?? ??????????????0?????.???? 41???? ??????? ? .11. ,M.11#41."*" 4123 $ " "?;', e e, - 4Y. 1-3 Zi ? ? A*1 C Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 a. t , - - $ ' - ? - Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 Intensive effort is still being made to b.uild up the Administrative Services organization in .the Far East in order that Services can be in a pqsition to properly assume the burdens that it will be called on for in this highly important theater. It , is our feeling in Washington that the Services problems in FETO, especially China, will be very compiax due to a number of rause, among which are. Hump tonnage, diversification of operations,. and widespread location of operations. as of 31 January Services ,had 24A of the total personnel in FETO. It has been our policy to get Services personnel there first so that Services will be ready to doits proper jobs This is further complicated by the fact that there can be no theatre recruittent In either I-CB (yr SLAC. We are busily engaged in the usual convolusions, the annual OSS budget, which is to be presented to . the Bureau of the' Budget this week. There will, of -course, be a total reduction in total personnel and a conaiderable reduction in money, since the greater percentage of procurement and supply will be from material fpr* which ow does not.. have to reimburse the Army! The reduction of total personnel in OSS will oecyr in bther theatre-a to .offset the necessary Inctfitxsei in FLTO. 4? ptttin Arthur Oppenheimer is now in MedT0 setting up the accelerated supply reports system btxt will be back here in time for the submission of ?IVO 'catalog i,equirements for tiWArmys ti\A LOuis 4 steabi Deputy Director AdmInistrative Services .110, , a .? ,'71,11:11 Tt Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 Military Personnel A.1. Thu following namod officers left 'olashington for stations and duties shown opposite their mspective names: Major Jewell G. Haynie 1/25/45 China Mission Capt. Sporo harahalids 1/26/45 China hisLon 1st Lt, Calvin C. DeCray 1/25/45 China MissL.on The following named enlisted men left. 'biashington for stations and duties showi.i opposite their respoctivo names: TiSgt. Robert h. Millar Sgt. James 0. Jackson 'Sgt. Homer J. Gresham Cpl. Charles N, Linscott Cpl. Joseph D. Patti Cpl, Sorvia B. Thorne T/5 Clarence L. Baker T/5 hudolph Emond T/5 Everett L. Linker T/5 Marshall E. bhoryer PFC Armand D. Stenholm PFC Catorino Califano PFC Preston Rodgers PVt. Patrick j. Berry, Pvt, Edward G. Brennan T/4 Norman L5on Cpl, Leonard Jacobs PFC Claude D. Hudson T/Sgt. Edward Smith ,1/25/45 1/25/45 1/25/45. 1/25/45. 1/25/45. 1/25/45. 1/23/45. ? 1/205 ? ? 1/25/45 ? 1/25/45 1/25/45 ? 1/25/45 1/25/45 Jr. 1/25/45 .1/25/45 1/25/45 1/25/45 1/25/45 1/25/45 China Mission China Mission China Mission China Mission China Mission China Mission China Mission China Mission China Mission China Mission China Mission China Mission China Mission China Mission China Mission Kandy, Coylon handy, Ceylon Randy, Ceylon Kandy, Ceylon The following officers and dn11.sted mon are being oriented for thoir future assignments and awaiting transportation to oversoas destination: 1; 2tareplEle 1st Lt. Chestor Stelman 1st Lt. David F. Long 2nd Lt. Robert Maynard 2nd Lt. James F, Burwell 1st Lt. Robert A. Bonnor 1st Lt. Daniel E. Volm SuRply Officer Supply Officer 'Supply Officer Supply Officer Adjutant h9production CBI CBI CBI CBI CBI CBI -En11,00 Jume ist Sgt. James A. Gartland TAO. William B. Butko Ti/Sgt. August O. Mclnar 1/Sgt. George 4. WatkiftS S/Sgt. Jose-ph K. bliwa Anigts Josetill1WQ Walker West* Joseph A. Griffon 4/150. nek 44, isaoff Det. 1st Sorgeant Chief Clerk- ? Motor Sergeant Utility Sorgeant Mess Sgt, -China Mission Supply Sprgeant tersonnal Clerk pOtor Sorgoant S eit Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 ? 41. Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDF)13X00001R000100030009-2 ? ? ? ? ?fle ? ? Pvt. Pvt. Pvt. Pvt.' Pvt.' Pvt.' Pvt: Pvt. Pvt, Pvt, Pvt. Pvt. Pvt. Pvt. Pvt. Pvt. Pvt. Pvt. Pvt, Pvt, Pvt. Pvt. Pvt. Pitt. Pvt. Pvt. Pvt. S .0 RET - 5 - William 134 Cook 1ter Ms Cuadys Jr. Armand DeLong Wendell D6 Dusenberry' Jatues .6conomou .Eugene N. tdmondson John C. Gafos Guerge W. Johnson Almous Jourdon ("starles A. Kump Aibert Lb LeGault ??? Joe H. Icing Idichaci Mamakos Joseph S. McNutty, Jr. Dominick F. Parenta George A. kortoulos Sherman C. Propos. louthc,r Pi ki,uick William W. hogors . Joseph Santora John Schaaf Andrew &panes Pot u D. Troupes. Robert E. Tully Roy L. Walker John n* weichel Jack It, Wheat ? Pvt. *Fronk J. Itticichawskl. Pvt. Joseph F. Willis Pvt. Joseph L. Zeck Pvt. Arlo G. Morton ? C. The following officers and Wicers. Capt. William M. Page 1st Lt. .e.,arl S. Itosar 2nd Lt. Wallace ks. Asbury 2nd Lt i Cfirrol J. Stoll 2nd-Lt. Jack H. Crouchet ? let Lt. Alfred D. Schiaffp 2nd Lt. larren C. Krey 6' ZncrIst, Harr$ A. Lobo 2nd Lt. hobevt C. Kaney,Jr. 2nd Lt. ThomaS 34 Schelbirk 2nd Lt. Paul H. Kummer' 211(1140 Dintr O. Whiting ghd Lt, Uufus )40, Alee 2nd Lt. Kant P. Woodward '2nd. Lt. George lit. liobb 0apts Gerald 1, howler 2n0414. C4 X4 01Oningor Capt. Fohgburn P. Parsons Driver. ? heproduction Driver Muchania Basic Soldier Cook.- China lAission Basit iaeldier ? fteprocluction Driver Basic Soldier Basic 6oldier - China Mission Basic Soldier Basic Soldier Basic Soldicr . China Mission Basic. Soldier 3asic- Soldier Driver - China Mission Driver China Mission Clerk - General Basic Soldier Basic Soldier Basic Soldier Basic Soldier basic SoldiGr - China ? idission ? bacic Soldier Basic. Soldier Busic Soldier - China Mission ? Basic ooldier Basic Soldier Cook - China luission Typewriter hepairman eniisted on are on requisition: Administrative Officer Adjutant - CBI Adjutant - CBI Adjutant - OBI Adjutant - CBI Adjutant - OBI Supply Officcir - CBI Supply Officer - CBI 'Supply Officer - CBI Supply Officer - CBI 'Supply Officer - CBI .-CBI Supply Officer Supply Officer - CBI ? Suppl7 Officer - CBI Supply Officer - CBI Supply Officer - Caserta koter Officer - Bari Detachment Co. .0 CBI ? t Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13xnnnni Dr-mr14 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 Pvt. Ciorge H. iihorpe Pvt. Homer Paul Pvt. haymond U. 'tunnels Pvt. Thomas A. Uitt S/Sgt. Siegfried Opponhoimor Pvt. H. M. DockL,r, Jr. Si/Sgt. Bruno 4. Fox Pvt. HalPh Lessman SiSgt. Charlos R. 4hitikian Mechnic Cscrta Drivor - 1BI Drivor 1BI Clcrk Gum,m1 - Chi Cl(drk Steno(gaph?Jr - C61 Clork Stcnograph,,r Moss Scrgoant - CBI Photographer - CBI Photographor - CBI -sr?jiag----vr? -arils,- ? ? n43 It! Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001 Room nnnqnnna_o Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17 CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 hocords in connuctionyith thu Install%tion of thu Lannn file systumw found th:t thia film gtvos oxcollont rusults, but it takes longur than tho old mothod of making a negative nnd printing a posaive from the nogativo. This procuss poquiros thu usu of p ehamioal solutions which is a kp.sadvantae since it gives opportunity for error. Since It will be possible to film these records in consecutive hungred foot rolls the use of this method will be rr-intinftl in filming these records, t,kuality is nn important fi.,ctor In this job since this will be a permanent reeor.i. This film meets this requirewent. The old met:.od is much more rapid whore the job is not lar !o in itaelf and where speed in production is heavily emphasizo. The folloing man have joined the plant personntil since our last letter: Pvt. lamer L. Atwood, photox_41,,Aoher; St. Bernard J. Lake, lithographer and pres3man; Pfc Derkley C. 13all, mechnnic; Cpl. Buford Arrowood, cler14 Pvt. henry C. Sanford, lithouapher; Pvt. Carmine Tarallo, photograp:ler technician; S/St:t. ?o3p ro Oldford, pressman; Sgt. Norman W. Abendshein, printer; Pvt, Benjami_ Cooper, lithographer; T/5 Waren 4in- stanley, photographer; Pvt. Walter Cuddy, pressman; Pvt. George W. Johnson, photographer; and Printer First Class Howard Beln:menders These men have boen secured against our TiO for FJ?TO. Lt. it;verett Lovenbein reported for duty this month. He is preparing to assist Lt. Caldwell in FLTO. Lt, Arlo Urady and Lt. Lovenbeln have left for the Far cast. Lt. Brady will be on temporary duty. We now have 7 en- listed men and 2 officers inTO with 7 more reRcly to leave here for Fa0. They are: Pvt. aeorgo Concur, Cpl. Frederick Claudy, Pvt. George W. Johnson, Cpl. Daniel H. huakel, Cpl. Charles Traina, Cpl. John lbert? T/5 1arren 0. Winstanley. Our VO in LTO is filled. Cpl. Cory has reported tot'ans. Pim V. Zaikowsky in MEW?. MLDTO will soon have its T/0 filled, but we still have a lone way to go before li'.LAO 1.3 fully manned al4d equippodt WYO Joseph .1!;. Holland receilved hiu commission as 2nd Lt.; M/Sgt. lbur Zeiler of the New York orrice also received his commission as g2nd Lt. Lt. wash Caldwell who is in Pat) has been promoted to let Lt., Liu; Harvey Wobbe of our eolor section.was promood to Lt. (jg), and Lt. Ashcraft has been advanced to Captain. T/5 willism T. Starry has boon transferred to the Ilotor Pool. T/5 Fred Goldstein is in New York City where he ia filming files of the Amorioan GeogVaphic Society. Lt. earvey Wobbe is on the ?EisE. (boast of USA in connection with anOther special project In oolor photo- gruphy 8 14 0 ft la; T at% im,a-Inecifiarl and Annroved For Release 2013/09/17 : CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 roved For Release 2013109/17 CIA-RDP13X00001muu,, _ - '-f ? H. E C R T amount of time which is available between the aate of receipt of such accounts and documents in this office and the date of receint in the General Accounting Office, The accounts are received from Disbursing Officers abroad via Field Operations Section of the Treasury Department and the 20-day period we are allowed runs from the time documents are received by the Finance Branch to the time they are received by Accounting and Bookkeeping Division, General Accounting office. it has been proposed that trbvel expenses, includin? those for transfer of household effects, of aepointee3 from point of induction in Lhe continental United States to their first post of duty outside the con- tinental limits of the United states and expenses of employees returning from their places of employment. ? outside the United btates to their homes in the 'United States or possessions or in foreign countries by made a part of the appropriation language for the 1946 fiscal year.. Of general interest is kublic Lew 525 (78th Congress), approved 21 December 1944, which provides for a lump sum payment for accumulated or accrued annual or va- cation love to employees upon separation from Government service. buch lump sum payment shall equal the compensation that an employee would have received had he remained in the service until the expiration of the annual or vacation leave.. The lump sum payment shall not be regarded, except for purposes of taxation, as salary or compensation and shall not be subject to retirement deductions. It is further provided, however, that if the employee is reemployed in the Federal Service or in the .ov- ernment of the District of Columbia under the same leave system prior to the expiration of the period covered by the leave payment, he shall refund to the employing agency an amount equal to the comperpation covering the period between the date of reemployvnt and the ekpiration of such leave period, and the ? amount of lave represented by such refund shall be credited to him in the employing agency. hefund shall not be made when ream 2,212.51.44111111tajaptaaIlag aL.dea:..tadiffersz. ? ? Decisions of the Comptroller General pertinent to the above hold is follows; 14 ramployees who entered terminal leave status prior to 21 December 1944 aro not.affected. 2* Official personnel actions will be required to adjust the official status (including retirement adjustments) of employees paid on the repsular 31 Decombar pay roll In the normal manner, but who were entitled to a lump oum payment Decause they resigned on or after 21 December. 20131091'17 CIA-RDP13X0 ?? Declassified and A proved For Release 7: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 SECRET 7. An employee retiring for age - 70 years - may net be granted terminal annual leave either immediately prior, or subsequent, to retirement. He must work through the last day of the month in which he reaches 70 years of age at which time he is entitled to receive the lump sum payment for all accumulated and current accrued leave to his credit upon the last day of active duty. ? L. B68l - 16 auay 1945 I. Employees who entered the military service prior to the effective date of the Act, and who filed application for compensai,ion for accumulated and accrued annual leave prior to 21 December 1944, should have such payment processed as terminal annual leave under the leave regulations in force at that time. 2* Standard .pay roll forms are acceptable as vouchers in making lump sum payments. In addition to the information now required as to name, grade, salary rate, and separating action (except ret;.rement deductions) there should be shown the number of days and hours of accumulated and current, accrued annual leave and the period over which such leave hat been computed for the purpose of determining the amount of the lump sum payment and the tax deduction. ,14 In the cane of an emp,JLoyee who has entered (sub- sequent to I May 1940) or hereafter qnters the active military or naval service and dies on or after 21 December 1944 without having exercised his election to be paid for his leave either in accordance with the procedure in effaet prior to 21 December or in a lump sum under the Act of 21 December,. the GAQ. will aonsider a claim by his defignated btneficiary or by his estate, in absence of a designated beneftaiary, for a lump sum pay- ment. Payment for leave in a lump sum ia not authorized in any case where death occurred .prior to 21 December 1944* 1:0121.=.12,Anata.1245 -14 No provisidn,of the Act of 21 December 1944 is x;ctroactively effective* Hence, the section of the statute controlling lump sum payments for leave upon transfers to different leavossystems his xfo application to an employee who was trans- ferred or reappointed ix suh a case prior to 21 Dectimberv 2*, The definition of '1break in serViceu appearing in "Sedtion 14(0 of the leave regulations has no applidation :mid:Or the Act a/1 21 114acember 1944. If that were not the situation, no luMpsUmpayment under no, law could be made until 30 days after SECRET Declassified and A proved For Release 2013/09/17. CIA-Rnpi of. Declassified and P. " ? ? roved For Release 201.-.F.kuuuu SEChi, T - 17- C. You fellows in thG fi-ld concerned with propeirty ? aocount,ability and issue airl the mintenanco of r?cords in connection with sucliccuntaility or Issue sl,euld dig in Lnd chock over your records to be cert' in telet you c:rn account for all property which has lic,n ro- ceivod In your theater, either from 0SL;-U6A cr t1,rou*1 Thcater Cormaander channels, as woll as property peo- cured in the theater from 0S6 funds, vouch-red e.nd un- voured. Many questions involving policy 'arc now bein3 (iiscussod in Viashington rnd definite procedures arc going to be establishod whereby all property pro- cured in any manner whatsoever must bo .properly accounted for. You have thac now to ,;et your record atraiht before it will by ret,uired by Gyn,ral 61'(ier that an audit of all property records be made. it number of orders nnd required procedures will be pre- pared in laashington which will require compliance by the various thea-e.ers. Dig in, follows ---Itvse big job --- and the more you got into it, the bie;:er it gets. Lot us know if we can lend you a hand. D. Major G. Agestinil, who recently reported to Caserta for duty as bupply Officer under Colonel 1,ockwood, has done a good job since the date of his arriv-.1 as far as Washington in concerned. Hats off to you Agostinii Communications wilich we have received 1-u.ve been clear and concise.and you can rest assured that you rill receive 100 per cent cooperation from rrocure- mont and Supply. E. Some of you fellows in the field will be interested to know that as a result of experiments by NDItC in cooper- atop with OSS, certain improvements have been made on the British design of the.Spigot Mortar. Obo expects to go into production within the next two weeks and shipments of sample quantities will be made, particularly to the Far Ikast, as soon as they are available. It is expected that the complete device will be available for shipment in small quantities on or about April 1st. F. NDRC end OSS have jointly developed a new rocket launcher for the 3.5" rocket which) so we are told, is second to none and can be used over and over again without damage or ciestructionw The launcher has been tested by the California Institute of Technology and it is expected that we will go into production the latter part of February, Small quantities of the launcher, tocpther with the rocket, which will be procured from the Navy 1)epartm3nt, will be available not later than April 5th. 70'13109/17 1 C1P,-RDP'13X00001R000100030009-2 OFFICE OF STRATEGIC SERVICES WASHINGTON, D. C. Referring to t1.e. attacher memorardu.n c-om Lt. Col. Fstey regarding the ?ronerty Board and f_tr. Tabli? of Organization, I feel that the Boarel should rr,,ort to the Director through the Denuty DirPet(,r, AdmIns- trative Services. The Pronerty Control Unit, which does tht actual work for the Proorty Board, reIorts to the Deruty Oirector, Pdm4nistratIv- Scrvic-s, but the head of this Unit, Col. Estey, as Chr)irman of thP r'ronerty Board, rorts to the Director. This is, of course, an ambiguous sitm-;,nn which causes considerable conflict and difficultiqs. It wouic seem to me that this entire or-ranization shouLd be 2lacc,-1 under the Deputy Director, Administrative Sqrvices, and the line of authority for the Board sbould be through the Deputy Director, Administrativo Services, to the Director. This would greatly simnlify the work and not set up another among the great number of unitE already renorting directly to the Director. neclassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17 CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 oik Zur; 3/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 Pia rms. co.....&vdsm chriMV454"c4v,""-Polme?J 4,ixreek= Vitt* ricialth Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 TO FROM : SUBJECT: The Director, Office of Strategis Services lkshington, D. C. Lt. Colonel R. I. Betsy Property Board and its Table of Organisation 1. In accordance with 0.0. 9 Rev. Supp 38 dated 4 May 1945, the OSS Property Board was crested and is now in oxistenoo. In aceordanse with 8.0. 116 dated 9 May 1946, three Members of the Property Board were appointed by the Director. These liembors are as follows $ rtiAe 2. Of the Members appointed to the MS Property Board, only Lt. Colonel Estiris devoting his entire time to the activities of the Board. Major Opponheiner has a full tine activity, directly reporting to Mr. Louis M. Resin, Deputy Director, Administrativo Servioss, while Ensign Buckley is a permanent member of the staff of this 088 Finance Branch. 3. The 41.1101Int of detail actually presented to the Property Board fr. necessary action is in such volume that it is :impossible for any ono person to maintain a steady flow of correspondence "in and out* of the Office of the Property Board. The work of the Property Board, as OSS liquidation becomes more aoti7o, is to increase rather than diminish the work of the Board. This detail is a constant request for information of a vital no.turs as well as a continuous and increasing number of "Reports of Survey". This latter work requires a caroful study and analysia of each individual Report of Survey prior to its presentation to the Property Board for necessary lotion. trndor the present limited size of the Board, the gostbers, ao fax as any oontribution of tine and effort is concerned, are not in a position to he of assistance other than to sit as Members of the Board at its regular 'meetings. Becalms of these conditions it seems most advise:as that a definite "Table of Organization" for the OSS Property Board be determined and approved by the Director. 60, Request is hereby Lade for tho approval of the following *Table of Organisatioi of the 088 Property Boards 0116111110 to devote his entire time to the activities of the Property Board and to mast* the activities of tips Property Beard in accordance with - the contents of G.0,4 Rov.Supp.36 ESTRICTED of... vas., ????????? ????????+?????...?{?????? ? ????? ???,114,07%. Va.? ittaa.....? ? 0.14.4 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17 : CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 ,711W. ? ? *.??????-..- t, gro,f. dated 9 May 1945. To hold the military rank of Colonel, or its equivalont in Slimy grade. Tin CHAIRMAN - to devato his entire time to the activitissof the Property Board. To act as a diroot assistant to the Chairman of the Property Board; and in the absence of the Chairman, to assume the duties of the Chairman. To hold the Military rank of Lt. Colonel, or its equivalent in Navy grad.. to serve 64 legal member of the Property Board, and to be assigned by the Offioe at the General Counsel subject to the approval of the Chairman, OBS Property Board. To attond all meetings of the Property Board and give such legal advice as the Board nay require when it ir in session or at such other times as the Chairman may require his services in natters of a legal nature. To be a regular member of tho Property Board and oast his vote on such mattors as may be prosentod to the Board for action. To hold the Military rank of Major, or its equivalent in Navy gradew, to be assigned by the Deputy Director of Administrative Services fraa his staff, subject to thie approval of the Chairman of the OBS Property Board. To attend all meetings of the Property Board as a reolar member and to vote upon such natters as MA0 be presented to the Board for neoossary action. As a somber of the Property Board he may NI assigned duties of a temporary nature by the Chairman of the Property Board, providing such dutios relate direetly to property matters and suah assignments hays the approval of the Deputy Dirooter of Administrativo Services. To hell this Military rank of Major, or its equivalent in Navy grade. NM= to be assigned by the Chief of the Fiume* Branch from his staff, subject to the approval of the Chairman of the OBS Property Board. To attend all ***tin* of the Property Board as a regular member and to vats upon snob mattore as nay be presented to the Board for imporesary 'Lotion. As another of the Property Board As nisi be assigned duties of a temporary mature by the Chairman of the Property Board, ---.....-??..ranAtalaitidagestrogfiatiosimmetnittrrcirtf---- 43.5*.A" 41' ???13.Ealtto Ok?b".7.1Wilwap.I. ? ! . 14? roved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13Xnnnrm Prr L-, - - ' Declassified and A proved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 - 3 - providing such duties relate directly to any funds utilised in the proourement of property or supplies and that such assign- vents have the approval of the Chief of the Finance Branch. To hold the Military rank of Captain, or its equivalent in Navy grade. mecum 088 PROPERTY BOARD - to be a yAo.A.-vomsser of the OW Property Board. Ti attend al meetings of the OBS Property Board for the purpose of taking notes of all actions taken by the Property Board. To prepare, keep and maintain a complete set of Minutes. To sat as seoretary to the Chairman of the Property Board when not eating lathe oapsoity of Secretary, OBS Property Board. To supervise and maintain files of the Property Board. The Seoretary-will be a civilian, subjeot to the rules and regulations of the Civil Service Commission and will pass all requiremeats or a security nature as established by tin, OSS. To hold the grade of CAP-7. SECRETARY - to be assigned as stenographer to the Vice Chairman, OBS Property Board. This employee will act as Secretary of the OSS Property Board in the absence of the regularly assigned Secretary; aid in the meintenanee of files; and such other duties as may be assigned by the Chairman or Vice Chairman of the OSS. Property Board. This Secretary will be a civilian, subject to the rules and regula- tions of the Civil Service Commission and will pass all requirements of a security mature as established by the 0a3. To hold the grade of 0/0-5. 6.It is nr desire to increase the Property Board to five (6) voting itembers? This seems advisable due to the necessity of much travel by the Chairs's& and Tice Chairman. This travel will necessitate visits to *newts of the world in the interest of proportr natters, pertioularliwban liquidation scours, There is a great volume of week tab* done laths matter of reconciliation between property prowered and that setually now in existence. This latter aotimity requires extensive resse,rohin the location of property. Under the present limited Board, with the Chairmen only directing its operations, work will readily pile up and action on many vital -ive ? ..-.40.4.44,4?11CAL- ta.e. t. t t , ;1 etaa Declassified and A proved ttg. For Release 2013/09/17: " Sr ( 7 ?1 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 I Mitkr ?..4,1,400V.r.."PA't t s'n. 4?,t',:54cOil?r= ? r -4. matters will go unattended until suoh time as I return free a trip, or, as is now experienced, the detail is so great it is tepossible to *leer my desk eaoh day. 7. In reality, this request for a five-man Board ie au inorease of one offioer, as Major Hamilton of the General Counsolts Office sits in at all regular meetings; Major Oppenheimer, representing the office of Mr. Ream, Deputy Director, Administra- tive Services, is now a regular member of the Board; and linsign Buckley, representing the office of the Chief, Finenoe Brawls, is also a regular member of the Board. The additional officer will actually be that of my assistant and devote his entire time to the OSS Property Board. I see no ression why a member of the Office of the General Counsel should not be a regular member of the Property Board and take an &atty. part in its deals ions. I respeot Major Hamilton's ability and consider Maven quali- fied to vote on any property situation or condition. 8. I feel it advisable that a representative of Administram, the Services Branch be a member of the Property Board. The procurement of property (regardless of souroe) comes under the jurisdiction of Administrative Services, of which Mr. Louie Reaa is Deputy Director, and I believe there is sound justification for representation from that Branch on the OSS Property Board. While I realise that it is the desire of the Director to have policies and other matters relating to accountability and responsibility of property under a separate direction, I do believe there is much to be gained by having on the Property Board a representative of Mr. Ream's office. Major Oppenheimer is now on the Property Board and certainly his regularly assigned duties aro tMose of Mr. Resses office. To remove Major Oppenheimer (or any other officer on Mr. Ream's staff) tomb, rocs for the nee Chairmen would not make for a better or more efficient Property Board. to Is final consideration of a tive-men Property Soard, the question of a querns mast be Ceterained. This is espeoially true in view of the neosossity of extensive travel by the Chairman. I wish again to stress the inadequacy of the present Board in the light of its Chairman being the only amber whose entire time is devoted to the activities of the OSS Property Board and Property Control, Diffident of which latter Division he serves as Chief (by agreement with the Deputy Direotor of Admin- istrative Services). This latter function is a highly important aetivity, for upon the Property Control Divisions rests the respessibia4 of building records whisk will establish the absolute location of all OBS property. This function is slab Important sines there are no reeords in existenee which definite- ly establish this factor. ratitmt_ 4et 4-L-ey ? ? C 4.; .,:?4- ' 0:'-'4,5:0V-4, ? , roved For Release 2013/09/17: Declassified and Approved For Release : CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 10. In requesting approval of a "Table of Organisation" for the OSS Property Board, I have designated certain grades (or ranks) for itsiembers. In the case of the Chairman, I have desngnated the rank of Colonel or its equivalent in Navy grade. This may possibly appear to have been done deliberately in order that Inv secure promotion to a higher rank. However, this is not ? objeot. I do consider that the responsibilities assigned to the Chairman of the 033 Property Board are such that an officer of the rank of Colonel is deemed advisable. His duties will take Ma to all parts of the world and his work brings lila in assoois, tion with officers of equal rank, and in many oases of an even higher grade. In the short time since I assumed the duties of Chair* of the OW Property Beard, I have found it neoesaary to sit in with members of the General Staff of the Army and with General Officers who head divisions of the Army. There is also *nob work to be done with the Navy. 1:. In considering these grades, I wish you would appreciate that I have no desire nor intention, at this time, to request promotion for any member of the staff of the OSS Property Board. There maybe some membwriWho, because of his particular ability and activity, would warrant promotion to a higher grade in view of outstanding service. Should this occur then the necessary slots are available. Another consideration is that of the probable necessity of retaining the OSS Property Board long after tho majority of officers have been returned to their regular sorvices in civilian life. 12. It is nit believed that any additional personnel requested in this commusioation must through necessity be scoured from out- side the present OW organisation. 13. It is not my desire to push the approval of this requested "Table of Organisation Impend the sense of good reasoning. I do, however,: wish to smphasise the necessity of such a Table. The fact is that there is mush work to be aocomplisbed requiring data to be tabulated and recorded from the beginning of OSS, making speed almost a revisit*. This is particularly true, with liquidation in certain theatres already under way. nA ranrravAd For Release 2013/09/17 CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 RESTRICTED OFFICE OF STRATEGIC SERVICES WASHINGTON, D. C. The Dirootor Property Board SUBJECT: Property Board and Its Table of Organisation (Supplementary Memorandum) 1. Supplementing sy memorandum to you of 28 June 1948, wish to clarify my statement in the last sentence of para- graph 9. 2. There are property records of a definite nature. I au convinced that every item of property, regardless of the source, has a supporting document of some mort which den- mitely establishes procurement and delivery to OSS. The record which does not exist is that of the total quantity of each individual item for whieh OSS is accountable* The record 04U be established from existing receipted documents on ti1 SA the Procurement and 8u,pply Bran oh for most of U.S.A. accountability and it is to be hoped accountability can be established in the theaters from the files of Services organisation in each or the 0ver3eas theater the s* 3. 1 iespectfully request that the above be accepted as my viewpoint and intent as regards the statement mad, in the last sentence of paragraph 9 of my memerandqm of 25 June 1945. RESTRICTED ? za o?igievi-s, "44.: Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 Z-6000?0001-00011-0000X?1,dCl-V10 L/60/O eSeeiei -10d panaiddv pue Pe!PsseloeCI ^ say ? asarronir 'df wind Moto WI ?()colde atm ''at MIT P, 14908 ticrr 4111 tInkrEts1iz a 6447 Jo frim000d 40? TAillea (RP T trtouT etoj impayiKaoj Alum OAP IltelOttOT *OM eAetia ?in gli tOttarea *WI Art Potels tairM/Puswift. iTo 46.4441 U Jo irepleo 011111111/ larrikEiten III 3 T. apussmoop ego INTO 44117 Id/Oa:an 911111.00 exoso Luc, lruspairimo Post 1im2rtv a eciv env '11103 nummemovram Reim Numminimmann Z-6000?0001-00011-0000X?1,dCl-V10 L/60/O eSeeiei -10d panaiddv pue Pe!PsseloeCI 031. EMI ? - ? - Declassified and Ap roved For Release 2013/09/17 : CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 ,17ft? ?. - ? OFFICE OF STRATEGIC SERVIC4Q INTEROFFICE MEMO TO: Director, Office Strategic Servioes, Washington. DATE ust 1945 D. C. FROM Lt. Col. R. I. Estey, Chairman, OSS Property Board SUBJECT: Progress Report OSS Property Board - July 1945. 443j-.1 1. The operations of the OSS Property Board are slob that they'J may be looked upon as being met favorable. The activities of the Property Board indicates a most aotivt organization with no friction among its mambers. 2. Due to the small size of the Board it hooli bead felt that alternate members should be authorized, with the Chairman permitted to call upon such alternates when regular members are abzent from Washington or if their duties are such they cannot be present. Such authorization has been approved by the Director's office (Mr. Cheston). 3. A Table of Organization was submitted to the Director's Office requesting authority for an increase of the Board to five (5) members. This was personally disoussed with Lt. Col. Doering who raised certain objections to a five man Board. By mutual agrooment between the Clair- man of the Board and Colonel Doering the matter of a larger Board was left in abeyance for further observation and for action at a later date should it seem advisable. However, the other matters covered in the request for a Table of Organization have not been acted upon nor has any reply been received from the Director's Office. Theso matters are those of a Seoretary to the Board; allocation of rank or ratings to the various positions of permanent members and employees of the OSS Property Board; and the allotment of one additional stenographer for permanent duty. 4. The Board during the early part of July found it necessary to send seven (7) enlisted mon and two (2) officers to St. Petersburg, Florida, to make a physical inventory of equipment on hand at JANARB. Mission Reports prior to the taking of this inventory were such that an inventory was necessary to check accountability at a later date. This VAS completed in ten (10) days and the Property Board possesses signed inventories. There will be, as soon as opportunity permits, used to check back property received by JANARB and permit final accountability as well as rebuilding property records. This latter activity is most vital as practically no records of value exist at St. Petersburg at this time. 6. A communication has been forwarded to the Director's Office requesting authority for the Property Board to assume the responsibility 61=0401-is...ftoplom9rimpirmprm 64-W0400..- ionost.......-testursaoszeosemlaveow~motwaiosantossagoossilecosagia.m.4......eaftvagmftezxlm.?....s..."",0114F-bralg,ar,,-.7.: oprogigtooRgatussaVG-1"mt.66.40.-fe..,* ,,azw-044.te.?4=444=2310401tanagratoritaits014,01.,_ ? A nnri Annroved For Release 2013/09/17 CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 ? ????=2 --g - - ? ? ' Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 tl"'? A 4r i...?004 ???? of paragraph four (4) of G.O. 67. No reply has been received to this communication as yet. 6. An oral report has been received from the Chief, Property Control Division, relative to the progress made by that organization in the developmemt of ? set or records whereby complete accountability of ass property could be brought about. The report in effect is that the Property Control Division has done comparatively little to bring about suoh a record due to the lack of space and personnel. The Chief, Property Control Division made an original statement during the latter part of May 1945, that given the tools with which to work a complete record could be established at the end of approximately six (6) months. Slightly over two (2) months have passed and this activity (and its subsequent objective) is still six (6; months from being completed. The Property Board unanimously voted to incorporate this verbal report in the minutes of the regular meeting held 31 July 1945. 7, The Chairman, ?SS Property Board visited Los Angeles between 15 July and 19 July 1945 for the purpose of acquainting the Pacific Coast organisation relative to the activities of the Property Board and of the manner in which the Proporty Board desires accountability and survey of pmpperty conducted. The meeting was, I believe, a successful one for it cleared many points about which there has been many months of doubt as to haw best to proceed and act. 8. The Property Board has cleared approximately sixty (60) Reports of Survey during the three regular meetings held during July 1945. Approximately one hundred and fifty (180) additional surveys have been presented to the Board for action but these have been returned to the organization or held for further investigation. 9. lonsiderable discussion has occurred (outside of Bold Meetings) with representatives of Branches, Offices, and Uniteof OSS where particular problems exist. These matters were more foraehe purpose of clarification prior to submitting surveys yet to bed, originated. Some discussions were based upon requests for policy and procedure. P4 ON 10. A draft was submitted to the Director (and approved) Ebereby all SSO and Chiefs were advised to inaugurate Theatre Property 'lards for the purpose of handling surveys in the wario s theatre 6 and such other plums as Property Boards may seem civil!' le ',Pr ....M..: t +." 5" I. Lt. Chairman, W. ESTE? 7 Co]., CAC OSS Property Board Yazoo.. sztn-jse.? ? 444 r4? "d".4514"2"1"4"1 ? ...........-7...7.;?"' A '. 714.,?77.o.? tr.71-7 ; ?::- .o- 17:1, .. 5' 4 - fr 1.1 ??11r0r Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 ? - ? ? F f V 111111111111111 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 ????? /tA Deputy Direetor, Administrative Bervicss, Dashtoo, D. Ow "" Cel. as I. 110107. Obeirnme, OCS Property Saari Progress Deport - July MS. 1. It is Ely &seize to report te you tbst tbs substanse of the presiesss report sulinitbsd for Jule 11046 ta ierfeetual4 thot of July 19411. a. Propose deo to look of slows dose not permit the function of the Property Corot Division to savvy on $ay &stivitios other ties then tansorly sowilhioted Chrinstolli? CD Uri little Witless! personnel Ms been aoquiredowiThis is Wombe it is aot the &wire elf this *Moo to ilarge .yorsosasi assigns& for ebes Mere are so desks or Adequate spas, to scatust their settviteo. Ikon. porosniele melees setwaly emprisda moos somfosioni retard? the setivities of these mem employed in spesiflo 41. Ifisy I sell to your Mention that seistuso spaes bas met been provided in spit* *titbit.' Preferty Control Division having been in acistsmee since 1 May UMW, sotoelly unier my pommel supervision slum tirely 1145. co: Direltor, OSS R. W. MR Le. Col., CAO Jilting is Supervision Oapuoity. by mutual spoon* with Deputy Melo Adnlotrative Serrioes. Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17 CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 I RINI= Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 aumainieemmuctimonsiii11211MINNIIIENIIIIIMINIIMMIIMPSILEMINIONOMPintli 1 August 1945 ? TO % GONmanding ()Meer Headquarters & Headquarters Dctachment SUBJVCT! Letters of Commendation 4 4 .11 H,r11 ."),0 001. ea of a 'otter of commenda- tion sign44, ;3,0 ,p er ts4 R., W. Este,. These letters ere 4shing iforti4740d tOl* Inc Tus on'i n the serviae , records of,C040neOZpriela trt& C1 mel Heppner. .41L.,..f ? HSC:agp ? 11;1 1,?? L:. PETER F. PUGLIESE Captain, ;,US Secretariat ? t'ki gar Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 Declassified and Approved _For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 1111111111111111111111111111 OSS EXIICUME OFFICE TO . NAME INITIALS , EXECUTIVE OFFICER R. H. Barnes -- H. van D. Cleveland E. W. Haines J. J. Monigan ? ----- E. J. Putzell, Jr. R. Thrun Edward G. Wilson - ??????....111M1 John D. Wilson 1?? ormammemi????1???????41 olmin........4 am.. . CHIEF, SECRETARIAT . ? GENERAL COUNSEL. re' Secretariat Filvt 1 1.-'4- Directors Files 0. G. C. Files?. --- Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 zr, 1Wirl:ar" Pflf, t,??????Fr -?7 ? ???? , ? CONMENTIAL OFFICE OF STRATEGIC SERVICES INTEROFFICE MEMO TO: General 'William J. Donovan, Director, OBS FROM Chairmen, Property Board DATE: 9 July 1945 %MEM COMMENDATIONS 1. I believe you will appreciate ay reactions to the typo of service rendered to OSS by certain personnel with whom I have been associated, particularly those on duty in foreign areas. Ione of these individuals is aware of this communication nor have I discussed with them the subject matter of this memorandum. 2. Lieutenant K. R. Kellogg haw achitTed an exceptional and outstanding record as Acting Chief, Field Photographic Branch. Not only have his activities in Washington been of a high caliber, but his recent work in the ETO has been of an equally high type. believe he should receive some reward for his services, and were I in a position to take action I would reoommend him for promotion. S. Jokalff. ants, SpIc(P), TISEN, London, acting as Supply Clerk for Field Photographic Branch, has rendered a most valuable service. His activities have been conducted under most trying circumstamoes and conditions. Without a doubt he has a more complete knowledge of supply problems than any other man in Field Photographic Branch holding a comparable assignment. I suggested to the Chief, Field Photographic Bram*, ETO, last January the possibility of a Brass* Star Decoration for Mr. Ents as a reward for his services. This is the only suggestion for an award I felt justified on my extended trip. ? 4. Colonel Aldrich and Colonel Beppner made exceptionally favorable impressions. In my mind they are conducting a high type of aotivity and their work is a most constructive contribution to CSS. I particularly like the methods used by Colonel Bippner in his direction of activities in China. Be has the respect of the Army and secures the cooperation of the Chinese authorities. His entire operation is smooth, steady and efficient. There are no internal politics in OSS China. Y.143tift .????? +me ? ...??.? ?? ? ?....P.113,2:, t?ttaf? Ittr iti44 it .0a,...;?4?:: ,6.,::?????77., ? ? ???., ?C'S In ? ..41111?...10.- 1 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 MMWWW.' 11?19 2 5. Liqatenint ReAph 0. io,i7a, U..;NR, Mill', Fl oil :-.anch, .:Iina Themter, i8 in my opinion the beit fiel- (4-ra-r, 3ranch At. In the 3ohtrol of his Branoh and re1at6d at:tIvil,J, he comm.,nii.., t.149 respe.3t of his organization and the hi,neJt of 000po'rettiou. Lienan-, Hoge has a lomprehensive the ent.ra China Theatre and directs thn activities or it fiili Pnotogruphic drench with utmost efrisMliarjr? Be has ei)ntri,ut,91 a h14h tylov of oonstruo'i , trying condttiata and oirOUSIO is a oredit, ,.,446,111md if 4' 'you'd C:hina would 3f M sew 1' ttL_ fThizmi Theiv:re lesii+e v- 414* field. Lioutomnt 4111.tie to promote htm, it 'pose and atamatzw4n the 10 typo of a4Nagi* he rions oonalderatio* ftr a Logirsn : .? ? biktterji ork and 'in Chine &Wets Ls "aLl t!:4.? ?P'" "?. 4i44M .4 ? r ? ???? c, 4 redge714v0fitiv,,11- ? tm:1 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 t e ; 4 '4,4tija4A. ? :+.4 F. ? r?:. ., t0.9't : 1ff .0. 71;?,.? 211FItti , re ? , C` ? 77- 'OAR 44 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 J. - ? Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13-X00001R000100030009-2 - .4 eft 7- Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 OFFICE OF STRATEGIC SERVICES INTEROFFICE MEMO TO: Directors OSS, Washington, D. C. DATE 2 August 1946 Attn: Lt. Col. O. C. Doering FROM: Lt. Co].. R. W. Estey, Chairman, OSS Property Board SUGJECT: property Accountability. 1. Attached hereto, please find carbon copy of a letter received from Capt.iin Emil V. Hegyi, as well as carbon copy of my reply to him. I belie. you will find both letters salf-explanatory. I desire to call t, your attention the exceptionally poor records of the JANARB Mission at St. Petersburg. Prior to my appointment as Chairman of the 053 Property Board, it was well known throughout OSS that property records of this particular mission were anything but adequate and that much property had been drawn and received by them for which supporting documents could not be uncovered. 2. Shortly, after my assuming the assignment which I now have, I reviewed the various reports made by auditors who had visited St. Petersburg and I readily came to the conclusion that OBS had best get a record of what property was on hand at St. Petersburg as of some specific date. This was done by sending to St. Petersburg seven (7) enlisted men and three (3) officers who completed the physical in. ventory and received signed statements attached to each specific iinventory. These inventories are in our files. 3. These physical inventories do not in any manner constitute a final accountability on the part of Capta:n Hegyi, but are doouments which were felt advisable to secure as an emergency measure. 4. I doubt very mush if there is anyone in OSS who can approximate the quantity and value of property which had been delivered to or re- ceived by JAMARB. This being true it is in my opinion an absolute necessity that Captain Hegyi be retained in OSS until such time as cm:piste accountability can be brought about. I believe you will agree with as that one. Captain Hegyi is released from OSS to the Army that Captain Hogyi will first forget all details relative to the property at St. Petersburg and second that it will be a most difficult procedure to secure from Captain Hegyi any statements relative to the full accountability of OSS Property delivered to St. Petersburg. 5. I also would like to record the following, that the Army may at any time, once Captain Hogyl is released by CSS, determine that his services are no longer required by the Array and subsequently he may be released or returned to civilian life. If this latter situation did ?sour then Captain Hogyi would be well beycni the rbaoh ?FT*, - .anarasmAISrAPI.W.8.1.???-..? ? Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13Xnnnni Rnrwririnflon,-,? .? ? Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17 : CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 mommwmimmemmin of OSS and it would be a most difficult situation for all concerned. 6. If Captain Hegyi is released by OSS then the OBS Property Board must look to the Chief of the Special Projects Branch for such accountability as may seem necessary. Any shortages that may be uncovered when the reoonoiliation of the signed physical inventory and the "to be brought up" property records will, through necessity, have to be accounted for by the Chief of the Special Projects Branch. 7. Under the present oiroumstanoes, the OSS Property Board does not ?onside: Captain Hegyi released of accountability in any manner whatsoever and the Board looks to him for an explanation of all shortages if and when reooneiliation can be brought about. W. ISM Lt. Col., ao Chairman, OSS Property Board lnclosuress 2 #1 - Ltr. ta. Capt. Heat dt 1 Aug. '45. (Copy) #2 - Itr. fm. Lt. Col. Biter to Capt. HOgyi 2 Aug. '45 (Copy) cos Chief, Special Projects Branch Chief, Personnel Procurement Branch Commanding Officer, Eq. & Eq. Dot. Deputy Director, Administrative Services 4=1. Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R00010onmnna_9 ec, 41*, 4?? MIINEIMMEMI Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 Nommommomompie ?re Sisootirs ON* Milirt Lt. las Atikillol. St. V. , Stroporfor ? 11, Amu* Me piltitasott ossobwo ompy et ik.ltittor r000liat VI lidos so ion oil oeticos *Spy oit my **ply to Ma* 1141t tbd bolik &Maio oolitisostyloseturys X asoiro to to your etteintea Wnamourtioniktly Soo r000rlisit $W AMU iliooion Mho liotoroburs? PriAw to sr sirpotabiesmoutabrimentas ilia os3 PspOpotysv4, 4% al thiftwitiok MA** yroporty mote it Ws yekrilioulor misotom, uor4t4Viddisb 000,900011?._ *al Vs* Mai lows osii, moiled by %oil Villr 116141 osulitaot botootorsi? a* 11110,17* *An *7 ?1t **110110026 whisk 1: alow brvi? I MUM vortolo moots ode br anitliero whe boa lik? MAW 4161110 104k 100 osoloilis WO* ON ism* but art 11,001. Ivty woo 1110.104,41110:.: INIONirOlowg so it Moo betwatiir*1060 *mu (?) $1141000 ofitiolON oesolotod yhyolool NOVI Oak nosimoill gigot .otobronto attuslikoi to oasis gowns imoiNory. Woo imlikorimo ore i* our Mock ill61100.110 tiro y ItN io mot in or47 someor soustiteto *wt. but aro doousoallo Ifrespy seiroiwes "Wry is woo ix NS Woo sea oppoisluato br lab* 1041 bow dionvOrot to 41111 true it it ilitiAllimpimioo abooioto 140 be irstmast tit 4ion aro* Mao Si be oboti? WOW., you will ? 1 is Meow* ties MS to Us Angy 011 dooteits till Mks 460 it uilli to met iiitioult MW oistousailloi rotative to %be 407 teliimarsi b. Ito rittersterg? I 014 Ipmdi ,tbs toLlooligs Mot thts Army 7* So if km* b 61114 4lotorsisto -11,40004 tof Amy eat fiebtOogeemblr /..0444.*** its eivILUiee 31,10-? It *de SeliterAtta isee kapikeiltei meal be well Wyese nook sopliete 2410., 1416 ?0 - ?-?"' tanAtteareAU,4e-tattr?tc--at.N615.6,,,, &44#41,4...-S1 _ ree, 4 , ' l'??'?1312."'. ? z -.44 ,4-c.,v ? 4. - , ''',)%t"?.:4.;, _ 7,4 - 4 ! ?t.. n.,incQifipri and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 1 cf: Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 minssimmommommammin et OSS and It 'Honig be * most diffloult situaticm for all eoneersol. er 6. It awns* Dais to Messed by BBB then the 064 Property Beard moot left total, Chia at the SpeoMal Projosto :Jana for S osh aeesuatability as may *sem aoomary, toy shortages that:say unnswersi Minn the reedemillatioa el' the sigma phyoioal inventory and the 4to be brought upw property rotor's vill, through emseosity, have to to assouated for by thy Chief of the Special frejeste *sash. 7. Older the moos* eiromeetanses? the ON Property Board deo sot seas** isptata bat volossind ofaosountstattyin snar wan? iiikateeeilir sal On asset keels to ids tor ima ezp3anatilia $.1.1 inteettos it and when tesemellitation ma be brought stout. .111:111127 / Lb. 001., Ode Shalreoas WI Property Beard tagenurose ei Ltir. tit. Ilkipt41s 4t I Atmt. *45 ft dk foe Mk *gip Utley Ospil? awl it Avigt) t:CePY) sue Catteti Dpnetal litrsjoote ilesush Iteseirmol Dresurnmelt ilrarink Ceansallag Offieor, I.it 111. Dot. Deputy Direautri Maisistrablire Sonless Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 maniamminsomirmismm?nompsseemonium les tel-? VDU R. V. Iteteyi *.p Okaai T. bate geptales ese? gialligts Property Aateviatebillty 1. Ch 11 irtir liti I isaa amatiell that *Aiwa he4 bees Issued Yellowing no of eentguetat 0318 Rai math% ae Ft. *Heys lkoznea. g. isa I sate La acr eeemptifta that bevies been reilavai at assfigneent and subtlest to seelgeneet by the Tlatterol *tate. AnkT that 1 en rellevaid et aesevediablUty et Ogg peepert7Lu the gpeeial that Breash. Preoete Smash where I have been ea del/ es,the Supply' ?Meer et 3. I Gla ear* yea tali resell thet a pkweleal laveatary of all jprepartgrvas AMAMI GOAPOMMIGAst Mt. Fetershergo Pleads. geeq the Waft item* eet $2,041111/ *AMMO et rijaessaat. WW1 ns et the dote I itiVerdi the isneatery to eh I have lame re- ca, 4.1?14.? ? ???.+.0MV.M.+ t'6 misillile Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17 CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 _ .1. &Neste Property Aoomntts.bility Tos Captain Asa Y. Regyi? Cav. Spsoial Projeets Branch, 019 lhehington, D. O. 19 I reply to your letter of 1 August 1945, whereby YOU Ilikt inquiry as to Whether or not being relieved of assig,m- smn0 in 038 relieve? you rtf property almountability, pleas* be advised that the ego Propwrti Board leeks to you for a oompLipte A4100911tebrilty of en property of the JAMB. 2. The fast that a *Weal inventeri was taken or the property at $t. Petersburg, Florida, in no manner releases you of the aoeoumtability of sueh property as nay. have been alma to AMMO prier to the inventory nor does it relieve you of oomoustability of prep:sty shipped to ANUS sinoe the inventory was takes. It 14 kr underetsiding that you are still the aeosuatable ?Meer of that yertioular *lesion anC love not as yet been relieved of seeouutabtlity nor has ? nee soloolikOlo officer been appointed who Is willing to aeoept the responsibility at future aeoountability. 3. The OSS Propertx Beard doss itok to you for a com- plete aosoomobility of all property whioh has boon shipped to or drawn by MM. r 1.1. 4 . R. Lt. Chairman, 11. MI!EY Col., CAC 055 Property Board npriassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17 CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 To: Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 ? Date _..2.8-51311I--- Would 5ou please talk with me about the attached on Monday (30 July). PC/Z. ? ? Jr. Office. of the ( 30 449 ) sat .-1,1641*.li6iliatib ? utive Officer ? - ? / ? pater, porogolgersommia,-....... ..It d- tti. ? " A ? I- ,i4;?"?"4:4 '4;?74 '''' 1 ,, ..I. t.4,4 irt . ? i v.. ? ' '''''- , - 4'- 0 1-0,714',. ?. ..P-6d ,? I I, ,L.1414.-Ittiod t .`.3. 4 - t eroe crL,P 1j...11 ,,.,44'.;--, 1.1,?(- , la It....- ,.? ,,,b _, . -4. ?:e td*4. cl killr 47a ; :47;r, rs:,t,a7t41?' toggieti ?^??????-?-?10 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP'-13X00001R000100030009-2 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 OFFICE OF STRATEGIC SERVICES www.....1.ZIOWSPINCOCR 26 July 1945 '1 C4AAA'"-? WASHINGTON 25. D. C. Office of General Counsel SUBJECT: OBS Property Board 1. The present members of the OSS Property Board feel that the responsibilities involved in their actions make it desirable that at least three members of the Board be present at each of the meetings of the Board. However, General Order No. 9 Revised, Supplement 35, creating the Board, and Special Order No. 116 appointing the members of the Board, make no provision for alternate members who could serve in the absence of a regularly appointed Board member. It appears that there will be many times when one or more of the Board members will be absent because of official duties in other connections. 2. In view of the fc-!egoing, an amendment to Special Order No. 116, appointing alternate members of the Board, is submitted for your consideration and approval if satisfactory. 3. The names inserted in the proposed amend- ment are intended as suggestions, and it is thought that at least one civilian should be appointed as an alternate member of the Board. .100111l10.1.1 111.110.1,11.01.11?11o0.10,14.0.00-no..... Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 ? : ' , ? ! ? ? ? ? ? ',V. , ? Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 ? A ; 1- ? ? ? ?019 4 Z,7* 41E..,,TIZMIP,V.V.slIta."-I.C.iiiCW:e?Vi'''-t- ^Vii?::,.V.I.e4'.4i'V,-,,t441.7.101......,1?.ftral'AVIii.',41-'3 tx.1 ? ? , 1 ? /11 Wrige. 0:: ? ? r ? t age , Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 ? ? Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/17 ? CIA-RDP13X00001R000100030009-2 .t.*1.11:0,rtImocs?salltz; sto, . 19 lay 1945 A 113101114EXTIL FOR: Strategic barrio** Mimes and Cbiefas SUS= lizaccantability for and Survey a oso Property* 1* Your atteation is called to the AIMS i0:10 cr Genera Ordar 3 BINA' 511,PP4 35 (effective I'dicky 1545) creating the OBIS Proparty Board which is charged with t he formulation obi direction a lavedurne relating to the (woo ? ility of AU MS property.* Zip To Lime uniform preicticea for the handli33g such matters* you are hereby Lastrnoted to eetablish in 3rour theater a lib/NAV Property Board consisting of three umbers to be assisted. lq neuter Cfounse1 (where asslignad.)40 Tho lbeater.Property 'Board will Lie responsible to t ie LW Propirty Board in Washington and will Aviation under the eowilsol of and in s000rdanoe with wsoedures Prescribed but the Vaehingtos atsza? 3. Ink Made: Property Boca win, in its mamas flirt, Umtata be responotisla fort .1d 4. :. : #.... ? i - ? .;_r=6:41:::;:?:4";,,, -7 . .; ..,,,,...:, .. , _?%,,,?,;:_ ...t. .. A-"--.