He has a sharp calculating mind and well-balanced judgment. He has imagination and a definite energy. In character he is determined and has self-confidence. He is one of the most intelligent, diligent and determined course participant that we have had here, and should be doing first-class work.
(Excerpt from Kappius’ OSS personnel file)
The above is a translation of the text on the picture. Below you find the (slightly longer) excerpt from the OSS file, quoted after Joseph E. Persico: Piercing the Reich, p. 75:
“Of Kappius his OSS evaluator wrote:
He is well above the average in intelligence with a shrewd, calculating mind and well-balanced powers of judgment. He thinks and expresses his ideas clearly and logically. He is well able to look after himself. He has imagination and definite initiative. In character he is determined and self confident and gives the general impression of physical and moral strength. He is dependable and trustworthy. He is serious-minded; he has a quiet sense of humor, and would certainly inspire confidence as a leader. He is keen and worked hard and genuinely benefited from his course. He is one of the most serious-minded, careful, and determined students we have had here and should do a first-class job.”