Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Captain Hutchison I. Cone, Commander, United States Naval Aviation Forces, Foreign Service, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

 

Chronological Copy

                    Cablegram Sent Dec 28 1917           TOM1

To   Opnav Washington (Bunav)2              Serial No. 2481   

Prep. by S-13           [initials obliterated] D.R.

               Sigcode.

2481. Following from Cone quote. American citizens in service French Foreign Legion should not be enlisted enrolled or commissioned United States Naval Service any capacity until release obtained French Government Otherwise they advised will be considered deserters by French unquote. 02228

Sims4                  

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Number at the end of the body of the document is a stamp.

Footnote 1: These are likely the initials of whoever decoded the message in Washington.

Footnote 2: The Bureau of Navigation.

Footnote 3: The person designated by this number is unknown.

Footnote 4: VAdm. William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters. Cone sent this letter to Washington through Sims.