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Q: In 1946 who proposed to the War Department that overseas troops should be paid in a combination of scrip and local currencies?

 

 

 

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Fred M. Vinson, Secretary of the Treasury,

proposed to the War Department that the use of scrip be adopted

in combination with various local currencies throughout the

military establishment „ The proposal went so for as to disregard

the legal entitlement of the serviceman to payment in dollar

credits, to allow him to obtain only enough currency to pay for

his immediate personal needs on the local economy, and to

absolutely prohibit reconversion into dollar credits.

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I know its too late to answer, as its Sunday afternoon.

 

My Dad was in the Army based in Antwerp, Belgium

from 1945 thru late 1946. He met my Mom there [ she

was a multi-lingual interperator ] while she worked for him.

 

Needless to say, they married in early 1946 and he was soon

transferred to Frankfurt and then to Heidelburg, Germany ... if

either of my parents were still alive - I know they both would

have known the answer !

 

I wonder if this would have fallen under the Marshall Plan ?

 

If so, my belated guess would be George Marshall !

 

 

 

 

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Q: In 1946 who proposed to the War Department that overseas troops should be paid in a combination of scrip and local currencies?

 

 

A: Secretary of the Treasury Fred M. Vinson

 

Thanks to everyone who participated and congratulations to our winners:

 

L1ncolnF4n and dan8402. I will be contacting our winners shortly and sending out their prizes.

 

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