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

CHRONOLOGICAL COPY.                File No. 4-2-10

CABLEGRAM RECEIVED  April <27, 1918,> 17127  RES1

Origin Amnapar Paris (Nav Aviation Foreign Service) Ser. No.1696

CS-2 29 Apr.

C-S  " 

29 AD     See 71562 to Opnav

Simsadus.

1696.     Your 2041.3 For Flot. 6 Destroyer Force (atl).

Recommend that we take over Italian Station at Porto Corsini and Pesaro. Italy promises that these stations will be ready with all material Porto Corsini about May 1st Pesaro June 1st, we to supply personnel only. Am attempting organize crew at Pauillac now but shortage personnel renders this difficult.4 16027. 1696.

Cone.

R E T R A N S M I T

N.B. Reference our “2047” apparently incorrect. 2047 prepared by A-1.

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

Footnote 1: Initials of the transcriber.

Footnote 2: Cable not found.

Footnote 3: The document referred to, actually “2047,” was prepared by the British Admiralty, as indicated by the note below close, but has not been found.

Footnote 4: Cone’s plan for the base was approved See, William S. Benson to Sims, 7 May 1918, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The United States Navy takeover of the Porto Corsini naval aviation base did not take place until 24 July 1918. Rossano, Stalking the U-Boat: 296.

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