Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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

Chronological Copy.                         File No. <4/1/5>

Cablegram Sent           January 20 1918. SFM

To   Opnav, Washington                      Serial No. 3130

Prep. by A-1              SX        D.R.

Sigcode       

3130. British will accept forty Naval Aviators for practice patrol flights in various types of seaplanes in addition to forty allocated for training in large Americas.1 Cone2 has been consulted and considers this training of material assistance and recommends approval. Please inform action taken so that arrangements can be completed prior to arrival of this draft if they will be sent.3 00221.

Sims.         

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

Footnote 1: Otherwise known as H-12s; these were training craft. Pilots usually moved from them to Curtiss H-12 flying boats.

Footnote 2: Capt. Hutchinson I. Cone, Commander, United States Naval Aviation Forces, Foreign Service.

Footnote 3: Opnav's response has not been found.

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