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Dear Mr. Wright,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 4 file units about the Dixie Mission and/or Captain Brooke Dolan as follows:
- Barrett, David D. – “Dixie Mission: The United States Army Observer Group in Yenan, 1944,” China Research Monographs, 1970 from a series titled Subject Files, 1980 - 1989 in the Collection of Sally Cahalan Papers, 1980-1989 that are in the custody of the Harry S. Truman Library (LP-HST);
- Volume 2 - "War Report: Office of Strategic Services: Operations in the Field" from an OSS series titled Sources and Methods Files, 1941 - 2002;
- 1283) Inside Tibet, Tolstoy Dolan Mission in the OSS series titled Washington Headquarters Files, 1942 - 1946; and
- Dolan, Brooke, Capt - [Serial Number] 901154 in the OSS series titled Personnel Files of the Office of Strategic Services, 1942 - ca. 1962
The last 3 file units are part of the Records of the Office of Strategic Services (Record Group 226) in the custody of the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2). Dolan’s OSS personnel file includes a report to the OSS about the mission to Tibet and William Donovan’s recommendations for Dolan and Tolstoy to receive an award.
Since Dolan returned to the Army after the mission, the information pertaining to his death may be contained in his burial case file (later called the Individual Deceased Personnel File or IDPF). Burial case files from 1915-WWII are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL), P.O. Box 38757, St. Louis, MO 63138-1002. For access to these records, please contact RL-SL via email at email@example.com.
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Thank you for all of this!