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. <4/1/2>
Cablegram Received May <29, 1918,> 04436 LEM
Origin Opnav Washington Ser. No. 6638
A1 May 30
6638. Referring recent request by Cone that department does not approve of establishment of large technical Aviation staff abroad. All latest information plans and recommended models should be forwarded to department for study and development. No experimental plants authorized abroad and test work will be limited to test of completed articles to ascertain their operating usefulness when purchases are being made. The mission of office abroad is to facilitate operation at the front and supply information to assist production of material in this country. 14029 6638
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.