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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.1

Source:   Adm. Sims.

Date:     <4-19-18>

From:     Sims

To:       Navintel.

          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.


    427pm   4-19-18

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

Footnote 1: Escadrille was a squadron of aircraft.