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Naval History and Heritage Command

Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Captain Hutchinson I. Cone, Commander, Naval Aviation Forces, Foreign Service

 

Subject Copy.                                File No. <4-2-3>

Cablegram Sent  May 24, 1918

To Amnavpar Paris (For Cone)           Serial No. 2337 LEM

Prep. by A1                   SX   D.R.

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2337. British Air Ministry request that we place at their disposal as reinforcements for personnel of British Air Stations In England 50 Naval Aviators who have been trained on large seaplanes and 50 who have been trained on small seaplanes. These officers to perform regular patrol flights in anti-submarine campaign and to be withdrawn by us at two months notice. What action do you advise.1 20024 2337

SIMS          

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

Footnote 1: For Cone's response, see: Cone to Sims, 26 May 1918.

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