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R E S T R I C T E D
HEADQUARTERS 1ST U. S. INFANTRY DIVISION
A. P. 0. No. 1, U. S. Army
. May 23, 1943
(Circular: No. 24)
II - MESSAGE FROM GENERAL EISENHOWER
General Orders No. 51, Headquarters North African Theatre of Operations, May 15, 1943, is quoted for information, "The following message has been received from the Commanding General Allied Forces. It will be brought to the attention of all individuals in the United States Army in NATOUSA.
'With the virtual destruction of all Axis troops in North Africa, 1 want to express my sincere thanks to all those portions of the Allied Forces whose work has kept them along lines of communication and in vital ports and bases instead of an the actual battleline. No Allied success in this region Would have been possible except as our supply and maintenance problems have been met and conquered. Every tactical commander- Air, Ground, and Naval- is keenly aware of the debt he owes to the officers and enlisted men of the Allied service forces who have so loyally mad efficiently provided the means needed at the front. I should like every one of these men to know that I thank him personally for his part in the great victory that the Allies have won.