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Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations

Cablegram Sent Dec 26, 1917.          FRA

To Opnav, Washington.             Serial No. 2445

Prep. by A 1                 D.R.

19 D         

2445. Your 17231 Kite Balloon station in Berehaven will be completed and turned over to us about February 15th. Recommend one Commanding Officer, twelve kite balloon pilots, twenty-eight kite balloon mechanics be sent to operate this station. They should arrive not later than February 15th. 22326


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

Footnote 1: Although the original of this cablegram has not been located, it is quoted in toto in: Sims to Hutchinson I. Cone 22 December 1917.

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