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Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters


CABLEGRAM SENT                       7th August, 1917

Origin    Daniels, Secretary of Navy                                  Serial No. Opnav 105

Via       Q.21                                                                          Date No.  15007

                                                                                              File No.

Action referred to:

Commander Babcock1


Vice Admiral Sims, London.

     Opnav 105. In reply to your one hundred and ninety-four and previous messages on the same subject.2 Department approves steps taken to establish three stations and training school in France.3 Directions have been given to supply additional personnel and material requested for these stations. When practicable, the further assistance in aviation that has been requested will be given. 15007


Secretary of Navy.                                  

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

Footnote 1: Cmdr. John V. Babcock, Sims’ aide.

Footnote 3: The stations and training school were to be located at Le Croisic, St. Trojan, Dunkirk, and Lac Hourtin, respectively.

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