Allied Expeditionary Force
Office of the Supreme Commander
14 May, 1945
Thank you very much for your generous note of the 6th. As usual, you over-emphasized my part in the Allied successes in Europe, but I must say you are very good for my ego.
For my own part, I have always felt most fortunate that a man of your understanding, ability, and spirit of cooperation, occupied your important post in London. Never have I hesitated for one second to call on you for help and it has always been instantly forthcoming. You definitely share in all the successes that the operations, based on England, have attained, both in the Mediterranean and in Western Europe.
With my cordial personal regard.
Admiral Harold R. Stark
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces in Europe
20 Grosvenor Square