LETTER TO HENRY AND GIL FROM JOHN RE SOUGHT REFUGE IN TOWN UNTIL JEAN (DELETED)

Created: 1/12/1944

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HEADQUARTERS

CO.7 In REGT. OSS. S. ARMY

JANUARY lyl4

DEAR BHNRY AND GIL,

RESIGNING HEATEDLY, HE HAS SEEN FIT TO TRY TO JUSTIFY ALL OF HIS ACTIONS AND THIS CONSISTS OF POINTING OUT ALL THE DEFECTS CF OUR ORGANIN INCLUDING HIS OPINIONS Of THE PERSONNEL THEREOF. I ACCEPTED HIS RESIGNATION AS WELL AS I COULD. i'ASNT HAPPY ABOUT IT HUT I FIGURED THAT WAS THAT AND THERE 'JAS NO USE TALKING ABOUT IT ANY MORE. 8UT HE HAS INSISTEO ON DRAGGING OUT EVERY SINGLE THING HE COULO TO COMPLAIN ABOUT. FI RciT OF ALL HE HAS INSISTED ON TAKING WITH HIM ALL OF THE OPERATIONAL EQUIPMENT ISSUED TO HIM,2ATCHES, AIJO VARIOUS OTHER ITEMS. HE IS ABSOLUTELY FURIOUS THAT I HAVE TAKEN THESE AWAY FROM HIM AND HAS THREATENED TO GO TO THE FRENCH HERE IN TOWN AND "TELL THEM THE WHOLE STORY" IF I DONT GIVE KX THEM TO HIM. OINTED OUT TO HIM THAT THIS WAS OBVIOUSLY BLACKMAIL IT MADE HIU MORE FURIOUS. HE ACCUSED ME OF HAVING "KICKED HIM OUT" AND NOW THAT I'VE KICKED HIM OUT I WONT EVEN GIVEITTLE AUTOMATICOUPLE OF WATCHES. HE WANTS TO LEAVE "D'UNE FACON CORRECTEB NAMELY HE WANTS ALL HE CAN GET HI5 LITTLE HANDS ON. HE MAY GET AWAY WITH THE WATCH I SOUGHT HIM ON HIS XRKXS WRIST. IF SO IT SHOULD BETAKEN AWAY FROM HIM OR IT SHOULD BE CHARGED OFF AGAINST HIS SALARY. AVE TAKEN SO MUCH TROUBLE FOR THIS LITTLE LAD, DONE SO MUCH FOR THEM THAT HE HASNT EVEN KNOWN ABOUT, THAT HE JUST CANT GET OUT OF THE HABIT OF COMING TO ME FOR ANYTHING HE WANTS. SO WOT BEING ABLE TO PUT HIM SOMEWHERE ELSE, I HAVE LEFT HIME COOL HANDS OF BOB, AND I HAVE FLED THE CAMP. STEPS HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO PREVENT THE BOYS AT RADIO SCHOOL FROM COMING BACK THISO THAT JEAN WONTHANCE TO PISS THEM OFF.

HE LEAVES MONDAY ON THE BUS FOR CASERTA, ESCORTEDEPRESENTATIVE FROM SECURITY. THEY ARE GOING TO PUT HIM IN AN APARTMENT NEAR HEADQUARTERS WHERE HE THINKS HE WILL STAYHORT TIME ONLY. ACTUALLY HE WILL BE THERE UNTIL YOU GIVE THE WORD. OF COURSE HF HE STAYS THERE VERY LONG, BY THE TIME YOUEE HIM, HE WILL BE LIVID WITH RAGE. SO SINCE HE WILL HAVE TO COME RACK TO FRANCE SOONER OR LATER, I SUGGEST THE SOONER YOU GET IT OVER WITH THE BETTER.

TO ME THIS IS THE LAST STRA9. AVE DONE EVERYTHING POSSIIBLE FOR THAT BOY. AND I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO INSULTED IN MY LIFE. TO HAVE TO SIT THERE AND TAKE IT RUELING THING. I DONT THINKLL BE MUCH GOOD FOR AGENT HANDLINGOOD WHILE TO COME. I FEEL THAT OUR CODDLING THEORY IS ABSOLUTELY WRONG. THIS SORT OF THING HAS HAPPENED TOO MUCH. THE PEOPLE JUST ARENT RATIONAL BEINGS. NUTS.

approved for release

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HEADQUARTERS CO.EGT. OSS. S. ARMY

SECRET

1 AM WOT-PUSHING THE WYNOERG TRIP IN HOPES THAT WYNBERG CAN SERVE MS HIS ESCORT, WYNBERG IS SCHEDULED TO GOISSION IN FEBRUARY AND THIS TR11WS MAINLY TOR HIM TO SEE HIS PARENTS IN PARIS BEFORE HE Gut". PLEASE GET HIM ORDERS TO GO THEHE AMD SEHO HIU UP AT THE FIRST OPPORTUNITY. AND OONT HESITATE TC USE HIU TO ESCORT ANYONE SACK HERE. HEICE FELLOW ANO COULU fiE TRUSTED TO UO BUSINESS FOR YOU IN PaRIS TOO FOR IHAT MATTER.

I AM AIR PUCHINGCPY OF TH IS, GIVING ONE COPY TO MCCULLOCH AND JAVlNU ONE FOft WYNBtRG.

YOURS,

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