Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Office of Naval Intelligence
Subject: Distribution of German Escadrilles.
Source: Adm. Sims.
6751. Following from Copenhagen: “Following from reliable source. Total number German Escadrilles two hundred and seventy-three, distributed as follows: bombing twenty-three, protection thirty, scouting eighty, artillery observation one hundred, fighting forty; outside of these. Naval and Fortress units. Total number planes, two thousand five hundred, daily production about twenty-eight planes.” 18219-6751.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.