Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Rear Admiral Henry B. Wilson, Commander, United States Naval Forces Based in France
CABLEGRAM SENT 14 August OGD
To Comfran Brest Serial No. 4899
Prep. by S-1 SX D.R.
4899. Your 4942. My 4799 directed QUOTE Furnish as many nucleus crews for destroyers as possible this month up to and including eight, after the four reduced Eagle nucleus crews have been sent UNQUOTE The Eagle nucleus crews take precedence. The monthly schedule of eight destroyer nucleus crews remains in effect except that for the month of August it may not be possible for your to send eight due to sending four crews for Eagles, which must be given preference over the crews for destroyers. 4899
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.