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Note of US ambassador William Standley to Vyacheslav Molotov with a message from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Joseph Stalin on the military situation and US military deliveries

19 August 1942
Russian State Archive of Social and Political History

Russian translation.

English original.

"I well realize on the other hand that the real enemy of both our countries is Germany and that at the earliest possible moment it will be necessary for both our countries to bring our power and forces to bear against Hitler...

In the interim there will leave the United States for the Soviet Union during the month of August over 1,000 tanks, and at the same time other strategic materials are going forward, including aircraft."