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Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Allied Forces in Europe

Copy D.                FLOTILLA FLAGSHIP

DESPATCH

RECEIVED

CONFIDENTIAL             USS MELVILLE 25 AUGUST 1918.

38 ALEUROPE

          On September first the Commander of the United States Naval Aviation Force Foreign Service1 will relinquish title and assume duty as Aide-de-Camp for Aviation on my staff. Aviation unit west coast of France will be commanded by Commander United States Naval Force France.2 Those in Ireland by officers in charge attached to British Commander-in-Chief’s3 Staff. Those in Italy by officers in charge under Italian District Commander. Those in England by independent Commanding Officer under British operations Admiral. All communications hitherto addressed to Commander United States Naval Aviation Force Foreign Service should after September first be addressed to Force Commander. 024825

Sims.         

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

Footnote 1: Capt. Hutchinson I. Cone.

Footnote 2: RAdm. Henry B. Wilson.

Footnote 3: Adm. Sir Lewis Bayly.

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