Draft of Franklin D. Roosevelt to Winston Churchill (June 17, 1941)
June 17, 1941.
FOR FORMER NAVAL PERSON
Army is studying possible ferry from Natal with with idea that African landing places might be three in number -- Bathurst, Freetown and Liberia. I see no reason for any United States lease, but if the plan works out we would deliver the planes either in Natal or on African coast. Also, we would undertake the building of any necessary servicing facilities. I feel there should be three possible landing places because of proximity of Bathurst to Dakar. When your Air
I have distinct feeling in my bones that things are looking up