Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
Telegram from Daniels, Secretary, U.S. Navy,
to Vice-Admiral Sims
29. No allied nation with whom the Navy is co-operating has given definite indications of what assistance in air work it desired the United States Navy to supply.
Definite information along those lines is desired immediately in order that necessary steps for expansion extending beyond our coastal and fleet needs be taken.
After consultation with Naval French Admiralty outline by cable a policy for our aircraft to meet present conditions and to supply naval aircraft aid desired by English and French.
Attention called to fact this refers to strictly naval aviation.
Received in London 22/6/17.
5th S. Lord –
Will you please let 1st S. Lord know what you propose to ask for?
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Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.