The Dixie Mission
With approval from Jiang Jieshi, the United States Army Observation Group went to the Communist base camp at Yan’an to explore the possibility of U.S. aid to Communist forces. The group, which maintained a presence there from July 1944 to March 1947, was on the whole favorably impressed with the discipline and organization of the Communists, and sought to provide direct assistance.
However, Jiang objected to this, as did U.S. Special Envoy Patrick Hurley, who came to China that year and also visited Yan’an, and General Albert Wedemeyer, who replaced General Stilwell as the senior U.S. military officer in China.
U.S. Department of State
Type of Exchange:
United States Army Observation Group
United States Government
soldiers, military officials
Saturday, July 22, 1944 to Friday, March 7, 1947
Level of Government:
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