Commander Charles R. Train, United States Naval Attaché in Rome, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
July <19, 1918.> 08520 SFM
Origin Alusna, Rome Ser. No. 187
Rec’d Date Action, Notes and Initials
A-1 July 20
187. Your 124. Have personal assurance Minister Chies[a] that 18 Capron[i]s will be turned over to us July. Had been number assigned but by personally requesting Minister’s aid in order that you meet certain military obligations he has ordered another 6 from Italians assignment per centage of total production about 70. This was done without consulting Army as I requested yesterday discontinue arrangement with Captain La Guardia|3| as not satisfactory. 15319. 187.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.