Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations to Captain Hutchinson I. Cone, Commander, Naval Aviaition Forces, Foreign Service

April 18<19, 1918,>

VICE ADM.SIMS.

OPNAV 5083 – For CONE It is requested that you submit general specifications for types of aircraft that you consider necessary to effectively carry out operations laid down in our nineteen nineteen program1 This information is necessary in order that machines may be developed put into production and produced by beginning of nineteen nineteen 19019.

OPNAV.        

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.

Footnote 1: On the plans for American aviation in Europe for 1919, see Turnbull & Lord, Naval Aviation: 136-37.

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