Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Captain Hutchinson I. Cone, Commander, United States Naval Aviation Forces, Foreign Service
File No. 4/1/5G
CABLEGRAM SENT 26 January 1918 EWC.
TO Amnavpar, Paris. Ser No. 1120
1120. For Cone. The acceptance by British [of] 40 Naval Aviators forpractice patrol flight desirable. 36 Naval Aviators have been ordered abroad since Jan. 1st and have either sailed or are awaiting transportation. Aviators are being sent abroad as rapidly as they become available Benson UNQUOTE. 00027
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.