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WWII Office of Civilian Defense Civil Air Patrol GM-93.pdf

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N AT I O N A L

HEADQUARTERS

GM-93

CIVIL AIR PATROL
500 Fifth Avenue

N e w Yo r k 1 8 , N . Y.

22 July 1943

Subject: Telephone and Teletype Contracts
To :

All Unit Commanders

' 1. As a result of the transfer of Civil Air Patrolthe Office
of Civilian Defense to the V/ar Department, all contracts for-'comnunication

services necessary for the operation of Civil Air Patrol-ivill be executed by
the Army Signal Corps and paid for out of Signal Corps funds.

2. Contracts will be executed with local utilities by the Wire

Section of the Signal Branch attached to the Service CoLTnand in which the par
ticular installation is to be located,

3. Unless communication contracts have already been executed for

your headquarters by the Signal Corps, the following procedure should be used
to obtain nevr installation or bring present installations under the proper
c o n t r a c t :

a. Letter requesting telephone or teletype facilities should be
addressed to tTie Commanding General, Service Command, ,
, Attention: Officer in Charge V/ire Section, Signal Branch.
b. Reference should be made in the above letter to War Depart

ment Menorandu-m 7/95-12-43 of 4 May 1943 transferring the Civil Air Patrol to
the Army Air Forces.

0. The unit requesting a communication installation should be
clearly indicated.

d. The tj'pe and number of installations requested should be
shovm. YVhere The request covers telephones already iiistalled, their telephone
numbers should be listed.

e . T h e e ff e c t i v e d a t e o n w h i c h t h e S i g n a l C o r p s c o n t r a c t i s t o

start should b^ shov^i. This date should bo that immediately follovang the

day up to and including the one for which payment for services has been made

and can be obtained by directing an inquiry to the Office of Civilian Defense,
Washington, D.C. In the case of inquiries regarding telephone service pay
ments, "Uie telephone numbers should be stated.

4. Requests for installations should be limited to those which ex
perience has sho'wn to be essential to operations.
By direction of National Commander «X)HNSON:
L O U I S F. L I G H T, J R .
1st Lt., Air Corps

Budget & Fiscal Officer