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DATE: 1943 – because Whitney Shepardson is listed as head of SI
CIA # – 33335 V-F
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The Planning Group for Psychological Warfare – Staff List
Dr. James Rogers, Deputy Director
Lieutenant Commander Coggins
Brigadier General B.F. Fellers
Lieutenant Colonel O.H. Onthank
Captain H.L. Grosskopf
Major General J.P. Smith
Hugh R. Wilson
Edmund Taylor, Head of Psychological Warfare Staff
John Wiley, Head of Advisory Committee, Planning Group
Assistant Director – Colonel G. Edward Buxton
Director of Special Relations – William A. Kimbel
(has charge of foreign transportation and priorities, is liaison with all Government departments except War, Navy, and FBI)
Security Officer – Weston Howland
(has charge of all investigations of personnel, enforces security in various buildings of OSS, issues badges, and performs any other functions necessary to promote security within the organization) – also liaison officer with FBI.
Liaison with G-2 and C.O. Headquarters detachment – Colonel Paul J. McDonnell – handles all matters between this organization and G-2 – all correspondence to G-2 should be sent through his office.
G-2 is Army Intelligence
Liaison with A-2 – Major Todd – has same relationship with Air Corps.
A-2 is Air Force Intelligence
Liaison with ONI – Commander Smith – has same relationship with Office of Naval Intelligence.
ONI – Office of Naval Intelligence
Liaison with FBI – Weston Howland – has same relationship with FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation)
Headquarters Detachment – under supervision of Colonel McDonnell
– all matters concerning military personnel of OSS should be handled by him, including military orders, efficiency reports, assignment from Army to OSS, promotions, etc.
Head of Secretariat – Colonel Doering
– acts as a clearing house for all projects, etc. which are submitted to the joint Chiefs of Staff or on which JCS approval is unnecessary – acts as necessary clearance on matters between home office and field units.
Inspector – William A. Kimbel
– Conducts miscellaneous inquiries and investigations requested by Director or Assistant Director.
General Counsel – Lieutenant Colonel Doering – legal adviser.
Deputy Director – Colonel Preston Goodfellow – general duties.
Deputy Director – General John Magruder – in charge of intelligence services. Supervises SI, PN, and R&A.
Deputy Director – Col. Huntington – in charge of psychological warfare operations. Will supervise MO. SO.
Deputy Director – Commander Vanderbilt
– in charge of Services. Supervises branches of procurement & Supply, Budget & Finance, Special Funds, Administrative Services, Civilian personnel, Communications, and Medical Services.
Schools and Training Branch – head by Lieutenant colonel Kenneth Baker
– maintains schools for instructions in intelligence and psychological warfare, as well as in communications. Works in conjunction with MO, SO, SI, FN, and R & A.
Field Photographic Unit – under direction of Commander John Ford – photographs
MO – Morale Operations
Frederick Oechsner – Chief
Charles P. Healy – Deputy Chief
Colonel Looker – Liaison with War department Planning Board
Robert Knapp – Planning Officer
SO – Special Operations
fill-ins from other sources – note ref.
R. David Hallowell Chief
Major Garland H. Williams Deputy Chief
– Ref National Park Service publication) –
- “Major Garland H. Williams, deputy chief of Special Operations…” referenced as: Maj. Garland H. Williams, “Training,” memorandum,n.d. [January or February 1942], p. 6; located in OSS Records (RG 226), Entry 136, Box 161, Folder 1754, National Archives II, College Park, Md.,hereinafter, National Archives II.
FN – Foreign Nationalities
Dewitt Poole, Director
R&A – Research and Analysis
Dr. William Langer – Director
Sherman Kent, Head Europe-Africa division
Geroid T. Robinson, Head Soviet Union Division (now in london) John A. Morrison acting in his place
Dr. C.F. Remer, Head Far East Division
Major Preston James, Head Latin-American Division
Arthur H. Robinson, Head Map Division
Wilmarth S. Lewis, Head Central Information Division
Hugh Barton, Head Presentation Division
Frederick G. Kilgour, Head Interdepartmental Committee
SI – Special Intelligence
Whitney H. Shepardson, Director
James O. Murdock, Deputy director
Lieutenant Colonel James G. O’Conor, Deputy director
Robert A. Cresswell, in charge of commissions, directives, etc.
Dr. S.A. Callison, – SI liaison with G-2 *G-2 is Army Intelligence
Lieutenant Colonel W. Lane Rehm – Finance Officer (see also Special Funds)
Francis M. Barker – Administrative Officer
Major Harold A. Jones – Insurance Intelligence
F.L. Belin – Assistant Director in charge of Reporting Board
Richard Southgate – Assistant to Mr. Belin
Harold Coolidge – head of Reporting Board – SI Liaison with R & A
Mrs. Margaret Griggs, Registry
(the following are geographic desks initiated in SI but currently used by both SI and SO):
SI – Special Intelligence SO – Special Operations
Francis P. Miller – British Isles and India (A.D. Hutcheson)
F.L. Mayer – Western Europe
Colonel Duke or Lieutenant Colonel Ulius Amoss – Southeastern Europe and Turkey
Dr. Calvin Hoover – Northeastern europe, Russia and Scandinavia
Rudyerd Boulton – Africa
Earl Brennan – Italy, Corsica, Sardinia
Gordon Loud – Near East
Mr. Harson – Far East
Alan Scaife – London Desk (Liaison with London Office)
Lieutenant Commander Turner McBaine – Cairo desk (liaison with Cairo Office) soon to be replaced by Mr. Cerasole
Alfred DuPont – North African Desk – (liaison with North African Office)
[continuing with general staff list of The Planning Group]
Executive Officer – Charles M. Sears Jr.
Acting Chief Administrative Services Branch – Martin L. McHugh
Acting Chief Finance Branch Lieutenant Woodring
Acting Chief Civilian Personnel Branch – Grier Durant
Chief Communications Branch – Lieutenant Lawrence W. Lowman
Acting Chief New York Administrative Branch – William Sherwood
Acting Chief Procurement and Supply Branch – Lieutenant J.H. Rosenbaum
Finance Officer – Special Funds – Lieutenant Colonel W. Lane Rem
Acting Chief – Budget & procedures – John Stacy
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