Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum
Map Room Papers, 1941-1945
Box 171
Naval Aide's Files President's File, September 2,1942- February 19, 1945

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P16

FEB 16 1944

MEMORANDUM FOR THE PRESIDENT:

You asked the other day the number of divisions that would be in continental U.S. on the date of the launching of OVERLORD. I find the following to be the present schedule:

June 1st

Divisions in U.S.

41

Divisions in U.K.

21

Divisions in Mediterranean

8

Divisions in Pacific

19

September 30th"

Divisions in U.S.

29

Divisions in OVERLORD (U.K. and N.W. France)

31

Divisions in Mediterranean

8

Divisions in Pacific

21

"During June and July, only one division a month can be sent to U.K. as the ports will be too burdened with cross-channel movement.

It is expected that on June 1st there will be a total of 1,514,700 U.S. soldiers in the United Kingdom, 2,304 [OCRer Note: could be 2,804] four-engine bombers, 711 medium bombers and 4,346 fighter bombers or fighters.

(Sgd) G.C. MARSHALL
Chief of Staff

PLEASE INDICATE ACTION TAKEN AND RETURN TO THE
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF STAFF, WAR DEPARTMENT.

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