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Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Bureau of Navigation

Chronological Copy.                File No. <4-1-5A>

Cablegram Sent September 28, <27,> 1918 Y-8

To Opnav Washington (Bunav)   Serial No. 5728

Prep. by A-[8?]          SX D.R.

Radio              

5728 Shortage of qualified seaplane pilots acute. Request as many as possible be sent as soon as possible1 20227 5728

Sims

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Handwritten date confirmed by time/date stamp.

Footnote 1: Benson informed Sims’ that 53 qualified seaplane pilots were ordered abroad in the past two weeks and that future pilots would be sent in the future. William S. Benson to Sim, 1 October 1918, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.

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