Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
Chronological Copy. File No. <4/6/1>
Cablegram Received June <1, 1918. 09202 SFX
Origin Opnav, Washington Ser. No. 6757
A-1 June 2
6757. In view of present situation on western front, Department considers that the decision to establish Northern bombing squadron and repair base in Northern France should be given full reconsideration. It appears that from point of view of operation this activity could well be based in Southeast England, and would there be more reasonably secure from effect of possible successful operation of Germany army. Discuss this subject with British and French authorities and cable conclusively. 23001. 6757.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.