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. 56 STAT.] NETHERLANDS-MILITARY SERVICE-Mar- 1905 Sept. 24, 30 , 1942 Major Sherrow G. Parker of the Selective Service System, and Brigadier General Guy W. Henry of the Inter-Allied Personnel Board of the War Department, will be available to discuss, with the Nether- lands Embassy all details pertaining to the reciprocal induction arrangements. The enclosed memorandum (1-422) [3] contains information as to the manner in which reciprocal induction arrangements are being carried out by the Selective Service System. It is presumed that, in the case of the Netherlands, the procedure will be identical. Accept, Excellency, the renewed assurances of my highest con- sideration. For the Secretary of State: G. HOWLAND SHAW Enclosure: Memorandum to all State Directors (I. 422). His Excellency Dr. A. LOUDON, Ambassador of the Netherlands. The Secretary of State to the NetherlandsAmbassador DEPARTMENT OF STATE WASHINGTON September 30, 1942 EXCELLENCY: I have the honor to refer to the arrangement between the Nether- lands and the United States concerning the services of nationals of one country in the armed forces of the other country, and to inform you that the War Department is prepared to discharge, for the pur- pose of transferring to the armed forces of their own country, non- declarant Netherlands nationals now serving in the United States forces who have not heretofore had an opportunity of electing to serve in the forces of their own country, under the same conditions existing for the transfer of American citizens from the Netherlands forces. The Inter-Allied Personnel Board of the War Department, which is headed by Major General Guy V. Henry, is prepared to make the necessary arrangements for the contemplated transfers, and to discuss matters related thereto. In the case of a person serving outside the United States, however, the commanding officer of the theater of operations in which he may be serving is the proper authority to arrange the release. Accept, Excellency, the renewed assurances of my highest con- sideration. For the Secretary of State: BRECKINRIDGE LONG His Excellency Dr. A . LOUDON, Ambassador of the Netherlands. 3 [Not printed.]