The Dixie Mission 1944: The First US Intelligence Encounter with the Chinese Communists

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The Dixie Mission 1944: The First US Intelligence Encounter with the Chinese Communists

Post by Andy H » 01 Aug 2020 21:33

Hi

Hope this is of interest

The DIXIE Mission, which consisted of nine members representing the Air Corps,
Medical Corps, Signal Corps and Infantry and was followed a month later by a second
contingent, was sent to observe with a purpose: to evaluate the Communist potential for
military collaboration against the Japanese. They were also instructed to assess ‘the most
effective means of assisting the Communists to increase the value of their war effort.’ This
meant American aid and an American relationship, which was exactly what Chiang Kaishek feared
and the reason he had done his best to obstruct the mission.”


https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for- ... -China.pdf

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Re: The Dixie Mission 1944: The First US Intelligence Encounter with the Chinese Communists

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 03 Aug 2020 12:21

Marine Captain Evan Carlson spent part of 1937 & 1938 with the Chinese Communists. Im unsure if (then Captain) Mike Edson actually spent any time with the CC, tho he had a interest in them as part of his intelligence gathering on the Japanese military in China. I don't recall any specific contact by Stilwell with the communists during his several tours with the 15th Infantry. There were a number of other Army officers of the 15th Regiment, and 4th Marines assigned to intelligence gathering, but if any had contact with the CC I'm unaware of it.

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