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Subject: Re: BOSEY, Board of Supply, Executive Yuan

Mick McClary
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Date Posted: 09/20/14 09:05:00
In reply to: Old Sea Dog 's message, "BOSEY, Board of Supply, Executive Yuan" on 05/31/10 08:26:41

Here's a little more information re B.O.S.E.Y. from my Timeline history of Okinawa. I hope it is useful info for you!
The Chinese formally and officially established themselves again on Okinawa after having closed up their mission in 1871. In 1946 the B.O.S.E.Y. (Board of Supply, Executive Yuan) set up camp at a location near Camp Kue (Kuwae) and there flew the red, white and blue flag of Nationalist China. Their purpose was to identify and catalog all of the military equipment that the United States had shipped to Okinawa in preparation for the invasion of mainland Japan – a military campaign that fortunately never had to be waged. The U.S. and the Chinese had worked out a type of ‘Marshall Plan’ that provided for equipping the incumbent Nationalist Chinese government, headed by Kuo-min-tang. The Chinese got a heck of a bargain basement deal, paying only $0.20 on the dollar for all of the equipment that they took. B.O.S.E.Y. was tasked with selecting and earmarking every piece of U.S. equipment that it needed and arranging for its transfer to China. Such shipment was undertaken by a British transport contractor, Marston, instead of a Chinese or U.S. company. Marston demanded – and received - $1.00 on the dollar for his part in this deal. The Chinese flag was struck and B.O.S.E.Y. was deactivated with all of its personnel returning to China.

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Re: BOSEY, Board of Supply, Executive YuanDonnie Noel07/27/15 06:27:16

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