Thursday, June 1, 2017

Today In History

June 1,1942  America begins sending Lend-Lease materials to the Soviet Union.

 Lend Lease was used to secretly supply the Russians with our atomic secrets along with 2.2 pounds of uranium.The total U.S. stock of uranium at the time was only 4.5 pounds. Major George Racey Jordan was responsible for fascilitating the transfer of American Arms and Technology to the USSR during WWII under the Lend Lease Program. He kept a detailed diary including Primary Source documentation.

During the Lend Lease period W.A. Harriman was appointed the Administrator of Lend Lease to Russia. The Lend Lease program was only supposed to allow the flow of military goods, however, government records reflect that extraordinary amounts of industrial equipment were also shipped to Russia.

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