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Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/26: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100340003-4 . ' ? Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/26: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100340003-4 )11:'"i? 1- ;r4 h.? Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/26: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100340003-4 I- I.-, , / ,, e t,..%) 1.04. 0 1 A ,e,t ? ? r .4k Although I WIIS sant iato the field to be Special funds4 Officer la Corsica, I never reached that destination. liyan arrival im Algiers, April 2), 3.944, I was detained for duty there. Later I a At a week ia Mae cbserving the seohaolout or the purchase of Yrench currency and some of the other activities of OBS in Tunis. Upon ay return to Altiers I tried to make myself generally woeful, as I was not at first assigned to any particular duties. Later on, I was given the specific job of cashier. When Special Yunds theadquarters moved to Caserta in :uly 1944, I remained in Algiers. My duties were many and varied, and I had the specific task of arrangis. for liquidation of the Brandon Project, which had %oag boos a source of ooncern to Special /undo'. Im August 1,44 rhe apeolal funds office in Algiers broke down Madly. A% Cult time I tock over tas responsibilities or the office, although I was mot the noninal head. In addition to my work in tal ?ands t did work of a varied nature for almost every Branch. Awn the Iftwieb and Splialth Desks moved forwhrd I took over their itateleo *ad I wee oWle to be of onsiderable &aunt:toe to them. As tAors stirticka eosplemmest o Alsiers eolitiaued to dindnishp the titbits of &Liss, *he teeniest' become sore and isore varied. I was kept busy to to ilitus day If ay 44oper1ure wi.th a lerso number or interec4tisi yemAtloobs, lUittav5611650?-' , r ? L- Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/26: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100340003-4 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/26: CIA-RDI013X00001R000100340003-4 FP' *Oh n ti'n:4-t.t.!.4114Aiki;? Cr' ? ? ???.L nil Algiers office split up in July 1944. The main body moved to Caserta* taking its problems with it. We were left with a small ?Md.* This office beam,* almost completely bogged down because f>ftr. yvNIrLow ot tile inertia and incompetence of the Special /uncle officer4in akar took over the management of the office) and cleaned up siO1 accumulation of undone Waimea. Tho work of the office was Nrmaght and kept up to claim. Abetheesmas atmea was working specifi- cally on the Brandon Propcto Itendon was a joint Britist-Awicau mission, financed by OSS. Shen our agent* wont OA this IlliS010A their salaries were accrued, am* ptial payment a wore made to next-of-kin. At the close of the TUmilian osuptga, the WASIOA cams to an ends and on 1 aults 1943 iro toot ever math* British the full responsibility for liquidating thim jora4eet. Misr swots were nlesing? and we started making mentay veyment* to known and available beneficiaries. It soon, *Kane Wide** that loynooto aid aeoruali might continue inde1inite4, vaehoua attempts, were made to substitute Iump sum settlement'. ' Aim wok propos* woo modo eatil She mew of 1944" when the Pronoli. kivOitistotoal oyes* to aoritio our rotponsibility tow' .-4 istOmoil sointsadas *to lust low so0207041 by us* It bemuse dut) lotato tAio thvtatioo4 sottlemoste toowo es Ilifosios vitro likoo*Ioto and lasoouroto sad 44Roit oessicirratis oorrsoriodosono mkt 001,00sa3 isvitotlititiouto roved For Release 2013/09/26 : t tjI seikk_44,A;;:ii Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/26: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100340003-4 ?er =.111 ? ..??????????????????.??? ... ? . ;t? 3. ? straigatsn them. out. By the time that I had satisfied myself the correatness of the Brandon accounts. Valor Zannot. who wa$ representing the frencla. was preparing to leave for tripee. which had been newly libermted. A, plan was drawn up and agreed to both, parties on the eve of his departure. The plan has been in erect sine* I Saptembox 1944. and its details are on ale with Special Funds. It was necessary to separate tae 28 still missing *pats into six difCerent categories with each category Using glum a different treats/mt. It became advisable to revise the plan when France was almost completely liberated. and subsequent modifications have been made' Inkoavio a discovery of flesh information about the missing men. La ell oisr segotistioss. Major ;enact 10118 most cooperative. and woke eaves* agreble to eirigested changes. 'to vane or Us arliV4011 WeWealt Is tnat it fixed our maximum lumatt,Lathis firoje01 *ad ended its, fUrther fill4120141 respoosibil- too *mow part after September lv 19444 I V, " -.E4*srti4 o-410,#.4 woo '7, ? vretraaroQtr.oIrt .4, la , Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/26: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100340003-4 _ ?erl. (4, +Ye++ 4E1 4a. te? ?re Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/26: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100340003-4 nup following suggestions are made for ileprovenent of conditions In the field. MAZ PAIWTS IN PERSON I **firmly ocnvinced of the value of personal contacts. iJereve!po13ible I believe we should adopt a policy of making ow payments in pe. son especially when they an of a non-recurring mature. I am opposed to making peyments through a bank if we can possibly avoid it eat Y do not believe the smallnesm of an amount of money Is any orLterion of its Importanoe. In Om Brandon Projectt the payments which we are now going to make are met only filial, payments# but in most oases will be our first end only contact wtth the agent or his beneficiary. Because these 140114$ wore trained Py the British, the connection of the United States with the Yrojeet is as% knowat and we arc getting no credit tor IA* The pr.itgw value to the United States of a personal *tsit by * Flionan speaking American Is very greet. The spontaneous gotaispAls* wash / always resoiv*d !troll Araadan boataiolarles and agoats * nada Ma 04041.10A as opportmaity for forging * new Itak Is tb4 OkoOt of franco-Aarices frism4sbdip We shoula not 404044 *my onartuatt for stilisi a llaki to that stain. ,r ,d it"01404.4?41,Wilgil, L ,111 At% tiltit.1514.0A10 14.1410)0F4414W040,,,O#444*IftN, Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/26: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100340003-4 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/26: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100340003-4 ,,p,,,......a.Vo....~NowtorTme.4taraYs. %WA killl.4taiNigPrt- ASON EMU= SWUM. believe at the orate* of keeping otar various Branches "t wutertigat compartments ha* been carried too far. It makes for noardiong or latormotioni duplication and waster of materiels and it **imps (SS from developing it a intelligence to the highest point. Good kisses will not nermsecuritys and it might serve to assuage Loterbranch jealousies. The security problem is always present in an exchooge ot intelligences but I am convinced that we are putting toil much emphasis on it tu this particular. If S I has information )C special value to 1 2. the 140ter brelah cannot function efficient- ly without S 1; help. Thu t problem of overall coordination of OSS OrtmasS is no doubt b41404 mmetialy studied. It is certainly one or Um most Imvortant problems facing us. LIA4?11 XNI.0A MUMS* Thor* most be setter 'Jason betweew Washington and the /field. 10040sis tale Meld Sete* acid its suh-basess We need more expeditors E'ie 001L? oseqpatios im 40 follow through to a conclusion all po oft, as tut *visa* it tubas tar SO. lose to got AA answer _to * *4111104146Le4 t* the moat, A oast sow importaat questions:, simposimarod* Wisidemaa manse whiah nogloctod its customers would suft444 no,* ts As t****4 to wspaotba083 to be immune from thf softiassosis 4f stasitsogelagoses4, - to. assetswoos ot tiegfol ut? 114?14 are spprooiatodr tot r* tioti a. 1411441,40 13/1 Octhloil 144 lotto's anon g1v? 1*,=11,04"'rOr-fri0:+944-0?,e4 fr r 46 i plo, .1 , .- , - -i:,;,1Siii 4 INIENCY: r'' 1,:j"filskINglirk' 41111 't;* 44;, Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/b : CIA-RDP13X00001R00010034nnm_A tivc. Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/26: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100340003-4 ? 7. r-) Wry Avow, ?rt(r,t7,1y....40VV.fizr:Virl:crki completely distorted picture. Conditions change fast in wartime, and more frequent tri.ps will lessen the chances of so many mutual misunderstandings, AD 14.0R3 1:aCCRATI036 TC POREIGNERS The awned of au American decoration to a foreign national is one of the best methods of gaining friendship. We should adopt a rather generous polimy in this respect. We should also make every effort VD expedite tae award of modals for which friends of OSS have alraady been pr posed. CL,JUS WITH ON)REIONERS FROEMI Claims of foreign nationals shoAld be settled an quickly as possible. In the.peit there have been unconscionable delays- and it Is to be hoped that the Board of Review and the Theater Counsel will bend every effcrt to cons to quick decisions when demands of tale astute are ands on us. When a man has been of great service to OSS it is important that we do not adopt an overlegalistic Ilvevelst ta esamining his claim. We should make every effort to on* rod tape and to avoid arousing unnecessary resentment USA gnii4X4 cam' rialkINATION OP WKS Oat to. little itsogiimistdou has been given to this subject. Akan tiase Use 001104 inet an ogent's services are AO longer required, we otiould mortko suie Wet his is treated with every consideration. Ne ne04 est to It tauttt the las$ invigilation which we make is a good atm*ti. teretsostot of *pato soot/sot* should be entrustod only so am eke are sopablo of adllos the situation. We should mak, ..-401,44=4,114.1WW4.04pqrrptrArcerhjettrelliM6 kl0fir414,14?#44 1104 4" ,',","?'?' r 1....?. .2 "'. _ ......: ---.. ?-,- 7-.---:: ? ni ? ? 'V 4 r ? - '7N - , ? ? - - - ' and Approved For Release 2013/09/26: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100340003-4 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/26: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100340003-4 ? drops-loWarg .04414 le?AholraprirmaP-A .ipporeelliefed.h.? ituaWeilmeteiStgilnit'AlerrOYWAVPialk ir tne agoAtft aware f our appreci&tion. especlally in cases where ttlatr patriotism has been the, compclling motive in helping us. If nt to keep the friends we lucre mades we mu$t work to keep tales* The terzinetion of some of ola Spanish Desk agents in Algiers was, disvaeeful. Thia important :016 was left to 's young man whop according to all reports. treated them in an extremely cavalier fashion. Besid the need for s114a* lustice, Cu? need of friends ta apain of tme future 1 obviouo. GUr hAndling of agettt, is certainly one of the grentest problems facing snd we must seek cocstantly improved methods. 1,1,4.4114 ."4 W Lit101.1%1MnOlia 4, smould. woe xept an official rev esentetive of OSS for geor 7ertod la Algiers. W41 loft unresolved problems behind us. Aleters aoanactioss foiat tlmt we had, abandoned tboa? and we 1.110u:rood 'vonsiderable tamwill. Obviously we cannot staff an area todeftslliellt but *tea** leave tkA area after lens occupation. it 10,064 appoier to lie good tnsurrince to keep *A official vopresentative tower* ca! ot* Wig a* 'Os sltvation would seen to require. litadt T1414403 rag titC113) MATO '14110tAdi 3taties good's frioado VI wood row trio:14W ol low Mier 1400,e4 too loop WI* t Vi* sliroady ? 00tr haO 40,14, oireartiLa IN* Won *X Of Vona.* who Miro toot Id ttorgeotiod. Voilord to* 10141,Ast4 sttittAs of twiatax,00011, lotooAvir,?....,to.,??rpopsifoutoosomo r?-? ? rf?4:01.-.14??????terII101 rr ;=. --- f.'i- ? ' ?- , ,4 7 ; ! I '`.11 310.4 ',C,t.141:1 ? ," ? ??-? ? e " . war s' Air 1: 5/ It j jr 'ovr- ? ? - :4t - kill' II' ? ? 32., - irc-6-34 7 ?,r .4itt ? ? ..? ft rrr t 1 Declassified and Approved f or_Release 2013/09/26: CIA-RDP13X00001R00010034000374 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/09/26: CIA-RDP13X00001R000100340003-4 Amon ea. gaimac in Algiers lost tae QS considerable prestige, and cost us considerable cooperaticns according to members of the Resistance. tatery. OSS representative abroad should keep in mind that he is also a symbol of the United States to the people with whoa he comes In contact, In particular, ()SS civilians abroad in wartime cannot afford ordinary tourist behavionrstandards. In the vital matter of Improving foreign relations the OSS has not taken full ' advantage of its prIvil4ge4 position. OSS needs indoctrination LA this matter. 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