07.24.1944 Letter

International Business Machines Corporation
590 Madison Avenue
New York 22, NY

Office of the President

Corp. Russell F Wadsworth
G-2 European Civil Affairs Div.
APO 658, c/o Postmaster
New York, NY

Dear Corporal Wadsworth:

I have been keeping in as close touch as possible with the movements of the IBM men and women in the Armed Forces and have enjoyed receiving letters from all parts of the world.

I want you to know that I personally appreciate the part that you are playing in the Victory program and I take great pride in all of your activities.

You will be interested to know that IBM has taken the responsibility to manufacture over thirty different major munitions products and our manufacturing organizations have been able to meet every delivery date. In addition, we have undertaken more than sixty important engineering projects for the War and Navy Departments.

At the present time, over 4600 members of the IBM are in the different branches of the Armed Forces of the United States and you have already been advised through “Business Machines” that there will be a job for you in the IBM when you return.

I want you to know that all of the IBM people on the Home Front join with me in appreciation of what you are doing for our country.

Whenever you have time, I shall be glad to hear from you. Mrs. Watson joins me in best wishes and kindest personal regards.

Sincerely yours,
Thomas Watson
President

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