Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Captain Hutchinson I. Cone, Commander, United Stations Naval Aviation Forces, Foreign Service
Action Copy. File No. <14/6/8>
Cablegram Sent August 18, 1918. SFM
To Confran, Brest. (For Cone) Serial No. 5101
Prep. by A-1 NCT D.R.
5101. RUSH. Following from Opnav QUOTE Referring to public statement made in America by Officer of high rank in the R.A.F. in regard to the success of the amalgamation of the air services British Army and Navy the Department desires a full report from you by dispatch. Give your opinion of the effect of above named amalgamation. UNQUOTE. The above evidently refers to statements made in the U.S. by Major General Branker R.A.F. To assist me in making a reply cable as soon as possible your opinion in full. 5101. 13418
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.