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Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/05: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100140003-6 f Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/05: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100140003-6 4- eclassitiea ana pprove or e ease _ 09/05 CIA RDP13X00001R000100140003 6 TAR EAST THEATER SOUTHEAST ASIA COMMAND REPORT DIGEST DECEUBER, 1943 I. imaginAlLatialot.uniciammtnia r t Army Oft.Off Navy . Bill,. Urine Ott. S.M. Total Civilian Giild Ida Allotment 148 4g1 55 77 2 0 763 Recruited 132 313 9 17 1 0 472 Unobli gated 16 168 46 60- 1 0 291. Over 58 79 ' 9 17 1 0 164 45 209 A. Following the reorganisation of the Theater in Novem- bers tae following assignments were made for the Southeast Asia Command: B. C. Chief ? ***** .Lt. Col. R. P. Heppner Special Assistant and Liaison Offi- cer with SEAC Division . . . . Lt. Cmdr. E. L. Taylor Liaison Officer with British . ? Captain Sherman Joost Adjutant Major Jack Lanterman. Lirector . Chief SI Chief MA - to be assigned - Chief X-2 - to be assigned - ? ? ? . Lt. Col. Robert Hall Dr Dillon Ripley (acting) OutrOiong Director Chief SO ? ? ? ? Chief MO Chief Maritime Chief OG to be assigalid ? - to be assigned - to be assigned - . Lt. Fisher Howe Captain Fedicord. Chia Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/05: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100140003-6 ? Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/05 ? CIA-RDP13X00 01R000100140 3-6 ) 49 De aWakna Chltf, It. Co]. Harry Brno Svbcial Pasta Officer to be assigned F. Securitv Offict Officer to be assigned Chief, Captain Charles *Compton (acting) II. Scnooli and Tr4v,fn. Chief, liajor Seders (acting) I. gjaa Commandant Captain John Diffenbaugh GB Camp ... . ? ? . Captain Red:Wood Sumatra Camp Captain R, Koko Thailand Camp . . Captain Webster French Indo-China Camp - to be assigned - Ualay Camp to be assisned - Burma Camp ? ? . ? ? * Captain Pittard G. ZHU II. ,MABalt The following report is digested from communications received from Lt. Co]. Richard P. lleppner during the month of December: As SEAC activity is to be cocrdinated with the Office of the Supreme Commander, it has been necessary to organize for the establishment of the OSS base in Ceylon. The acquisition und construction of bases are proceeding rapidly. The area has been requisitioned on the shore at Trincomalee and a headquarters in Colombo. Additional headquarters and eamps are being re- sAtaitiesed in the hills near Kandy, which will be near the hoadquarteta of Admiral Mounthat*.m. III. IBULLICANCI =Ina A* .?Lainifigh An WS overall intelligence program has been submitted - 2 - SECRET Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/05 ? CIA-RDP13X00001R00010014nnm R Declassified andA d For Rel 2013/09/05 ? CIA RDP13X00001R000100140003 6 17: and officially approved by the RP* Division and by the ADCOS/A. To this basic program, additional new assignments have been added. 13. kiLJEamil This Branch will be organised under the supervision of Colonel Rubenstein who is enroute from London to the theater. rt ALLailsask Inasmuch as there is no similar organization availa- ble in the Allied Command, it is proposed to push vigorously the development of a Research and Analysis Unit of OSS. To this end, it is believed that Theater Commander approval can be se- cured for the employment of female civilians. IV. STRATZGIC mum OPERATIONS A. ZULTA 1. An outline of proposed lines of expansion of O&3/SLAC mission has been presented and a proved by the *P* Divlsion. 2. A deception project is being planned, but held in abeyance, pending the arrival of Captain Garnons-Willians. A list of special weapons and suppliss has been submitted to the IT' Division. 3. Program of current and future OSS operations in the North Burma area has been submitted. B. 11.2nask A deception plan has been submitted and approved by the *P* Division which contemplates: (1) the establishment of deceptive WIT stations behind enemy lines; (2) distribution of leaflets and proclamations; (3) spreading of black rumors by native agenta mingling with civilian population. C. MU Branc4 Great emphasis on maritime operations has been placed by the supreze Allied Com-ander. The acquisition of four fast surface craft has been approved, to be placed on Trincomalee, a large naval base. Three groups of thirty men each are to be trained for amphibious operations in Sumatra. - 3 - '01 , ? Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/05: CIA-RDP13X00001R00010014.0003-6 It Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/05: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100140003-6 a it SECRET D. 00 OSS has bean particularly lucky in securing the services of Captain Pedicord who is one of the Army's outstand- ing experts on amphibious warfare, having served in the Italian campaign with gallantry and distinction. Upon his arrival, he will be assigned to a recruiting trip through the other thisaters where ne knows the key personnel in amphibious operations. V. ..g0UMUNICATIOAILitaing Plans have been submitted for the establishment of a comprehensive network throughout the area, VI. UMW Igiatcit The setting up and supplying of the new Ceylon base will occupy the Services Branch for some time to comes VII. scHolauiAn TRAINIFG VANCU Plans have been made to establish training camps as indicated in Paragraph I, above. The immediate problem will be to train operational groups in the following subjects: 1. Jungle craft 2. Ambushes 3. Combat Intelligence 4. Demolitions 5. Night operations. VIII. AIR AgLamw Theater Commander approval has been secured for the acquisition and transport of a few light planes for OSS activi- ties. . 4 - ?Pz11- ie? t Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/05 : CIA-RDP13X00001R000100140003-A tr Declassified andA d For Release 2013/09/05 ? CIA-RDP13X00001R000100140003-6 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/05: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100140003-6 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/05 CIA-RDP13X00001R00 100140003-6 4 01.? CM1NA-BOEMA-INDIA TMM I. nizsmourang.A.?..nmiumint SECRET Allotment 145 Recftited 128 Unobligated 17 Overseas 54 481 35 77 2 o 760 252 12 17 1 0 430 229 23 60 1 0 330 79 10 17 1 0 141 210 U. MAI& During November this Theater of OBS was reorgamised by General Donovan, at the time of Ilia visit to Mew Delhi. lix.aAco The following report was digested from the War Diary of Captain Miles in Chungking, received during- November. The operations described, however, took place in October: A. gamma The Commanding Officer maintained liaison with all of the various intelligent* agencies in the field, and in addition had a long conference with Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten regarding OBS Activities in the area, past, presenti and future. B. Zatiadjsamsamp_aacnaalt gkaa.iiilt,Jr----AR44a-uaataa&r-usic The au:mai= at this camp remains unchanged since its evacuation from Uweichowe Plans are being made for its reestablishment, after a conferenee between Major Masters and the Chief of SACO. ....maJCAL...2_==.1aLtJAmazIA_MNER Plans were wide to instruct a raiding squad and an gr, FT nprIassified and A-Doroved For Release 2013/09/05 CIA-RDP13X00001R000100140003-6 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/05: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100140003-6 SFCRET intelligesee group conceived by Lt. Stewart as being approved by Gemara' Tat Li eh* has agreed to assigm a group froa the Chinese Cement? Army' for duty at Camp No. 2. Routine intelligent,. regarding Occupied China was =mimed. Camp O. 3 -- War Dow. AUL Captain Gleason and the remainder of the personnel for Camp Mo. 3 arrived on 22 October* Radio eomemnieatioa has been set up, but there has not been sufficient time te report an other activities. Camp 19. A -- Cartain Bisceells. arAC This group has been delayed, due to the non-arrival of medical equipment from Kunming, eat has beam redeem& es to size, due to shortage of food and other faeilities in the arise. It is expected that the camp complement will get under way early im November. giasaiaa.?1.....=gamiastimmuithim The- or of this group), With- n VAR rs-4111-t: izw-eve -Ago is still being held up due to dissension among the Presseh sad Chimes* officers in high position, but it 3**213 prbbible that these difficulties will as ironed out shortly, and that work cam bewails mom effective. Inigelligenee is being received from French Lido- Shine regularly ant treasaittetto General Pechkeff, eho at the present tine is in North Africa. Operation of this group is waiting preparatioa is the forward area Mr. Nularaksa and Mr. Make, reprommata- tie's of the Free Thai movement, are proceeding to the U.S. for consultation. lboilAndLODerationx At a meeting in Chungking, 26 October 1943, between General Ti Li, General Chang at ming, General Tee, and Captain Miles, it was agreed that forward bases for Thailand operations should be establisher& at Fuevh and/or Chell for the training of 3,498 troops by 60 instructors. The target of the operation is to subvert a That only of approximately 30,000 men located in the northwest corner of Thailand. - 2 - Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/05: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100140003-6 ec assi ied and Approved For Release 2013/09/05: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100140003-6 _ a 4 These troops are to be trained in groups of from 200 to 600, which will be knovo raiding battalions and will operate as such in the field. The training will celn.sist of: (1) Jungle combat (2) Sabotage and guerrilla warfare (3) Communications (4) Subversion of the Thailand trnoos which are now serving with the Japanese It was agreed that Colonel Kunjare shuld be used in conneetion vith the Thailand Operations, provided no political implications shauld ba assumed by his to emanate fres the aid which will be Elven to his and his iseple. It was agreed that the tra?ming emirs* should take at least six weeks and that an effort should be made to train approxiAately 600 at a tile*. Eventually, it was agreed that a wirelass trans. mitter snould be established at Pur h and a field hospital. C, Communicatiqp1 Aside from regular comnunications between Head- quarters and the camp*, work ha: been Inadertaken in the location of enemy agent radio stations in Fres China. D.g.31saggirlikakt_ramsit The Photographic Section completed imrentories of equipment swat to Chungking. Vork is in progress to remodel a house for a photographic laboratory in Calcutta. A photographic anit nas cumpletiod tht assemblins of * group to proceed to Chungking. This group will under -- take planning for the setup of devilloping still ;tures and for shooting both 16 mu. and 35 am. motica pictures in blast and whits and in color. Tb* Calcutta unit coa7,1eted the Kodacolor *booting of the recent Aoslms festivities in Calcutta, which film was forwarded to OSS, Washington. 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