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Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

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CABLEGRAM RECEIVED <August 20, 1918> EJW

Origin Opnav, Washington.                        Serial No. 114

Refd. to       Date

     O-1      20 Aug

31 ADR

SECRET

Simsadus.

114. Your 3242.1 Simben 22 provided for addition repeat addition crossing zone, original crossing zone not cancelled and still in effect. Group 57 routed through original zone and thence direct Rhumb line to destination. Latitude 49 degrees 30 correct. Does this explain fully, clearing misunderstanding<?>

                                  19020. 114.

                                      Benson.

                              10.39 P/M August 20, 1918.

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

Footnote 1: This document has not been located.

Footnote 2: See: Benson to Sims, 15 May 1918.

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