“Scotch” Tape to the Rescue of General Gray

On May 5, 1943, Brig. Gen. Carl R. Gray, Jr., head of U.S. Army railroad operations in North Africa, sent a request to President William L. McKnight:

"[Please send] your Scotch Cellulose Tape, 3/4 x 2592 inches, Transparent, 3-inch core, which comes in a tin box. I don't know what we would have done had we not had it ... we must have more.”