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Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Rear Admiral William H. H. Bullard, Commander, United States Naval Forces in the Eastern Mediterranean


Amata Malta                                 3 November 1918

For Rear-Admiral Bullard.

     The Austrian Fleet proceeding to Corfu to surrender to the Allies. Proceed to Corfu at earliest possible moment and assume temporary command UNited States Naval Forces there. Keep me and Sims1 informed your movementsand actions. Address me care Naval Attache Paris.2 20203


Source Note: Cable, DNA, RG 45, Entry 520, Box 679. The notations “LRW,” “JGB,” and “DUMMY.” appear at the top of the page.

Footnote 1: VAdm William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters.

Footnote 2: Capt. Richard H. Jackson, who also served as United States Staff Representative in Paris.

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