MEMORANDUM FOR CHIEF OF AIR STAFF ARMY AIR FORCES SUBJECT: ASSIGNMENT OF ARMY

Created: 10/20/1944

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OF STRATEGIC SERVICES

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MEKCRANDDM FOB CHIEF OF AIR STAFF, ARMY AIR FORCES SUBJECT! Assignment of Army Air craft

la Reference Office Instructionrer/ Air Forces,f Aich lists certain key personnel and agencies to which assignment of military aircraft will be continued.

It la requested that the Office of Strategic Services be included in auoh lift on the basis of con* Ida rati one outlined below,

Alroraft, Air Corps Ser.as assigned for use of the Offioe of Strategic Services by Th* Commanding General, Arrr/ Air Foroea in 1st Indorsement to memorandum from CSS, eubjeotr Aasignment6 Aircraft to Director of Strategic Services, dated

the date of the above assignment, tbe aircraftin almost constant use by this Agency except, of course,during which it was grounded for melntenaee, because ofor loaned to Boiling Field Operations.

6. Tho aircraft hao been inmiuable to this Agenoy lntesting of highly classified equipment proposed for airin the various theaters of operations. Test work in the process of completion has already speeded the developmentew type cargo parachute, techniques of aerial pick-up of cargo and free throwcommunications and other equipment.

aircraft has been used also for the purpose ofthe Director and key personnel of this Agency when otherwere Impractical, for security reasons, or emergency travel we*

u rgent.

the basis of the foregoing considerations, it Isthat assignment of alroraft, Air Corps Ser.for the use of the Office of Strategio Services be continued.

Charles S. Cheston Charles S. Cheston Assistant Director

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