Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Bureau of Navigation to Captain Hutchinson I. Cone, Commander, United States Naval Aviation Forces, Foreign Service

NAVAL FORCES IN FRANCE

COMMUNICATION OFFICE

DATE

DUTY

ORIGIN

DESTINATION

VIA

ADMIRAL

COMPLETED

6/15

CCF

Simsadus

Amnavpar

Comfran

OPERATIONS

DESTROY

      Simasadus #2839

      Amnavpar  #2102

          Amair Paris from Bunav.1

               Thoroughly trained <men> naval aviators and aviators for day and nightxxxxk bombing operations are being ordered abroad as rapidly as possible.2

[200?]15 Sims.

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Below Sims’ signature is the stamp “FILE.” At the bottom of this form is printed: “THIS IS A TRANSLATION, SHALL NEVER BE TRANSMITTED.”

Footnote 1: “Simsadus” was the cable address for the headquarters of VAdm. William S. Sims in London; “Amnavpar” was the cable address for the American naval command in Paris; “Amair” was presumably the address for naval aviation forces; “Bunav” was the Bureau of Navigation.

Footnote 2: This was in response to Sims’ plea in his letter to Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels of 12 June 1918. See: Sims to Daniels, 12 June 1918.

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