Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, Second cable of the day
Chronological Copy. File No. <31/10/4>
Cablegram Received May <18 – 1918> 08419 MJK
Origin Opnav, Washington Ser. No. 6202.
S 1 May 19
6202. Following personnel from United States Forces now abroad needed immediately, to assist in training of pilots: Officer credibly familiar with development bombing operations and fighting tactics for bombers. Officer competent to undertake training Post Quartermaster Aerial Gunnery. Officer to assist in training of lighter than air pilots. Request information whether these officers can be secured and date of departure. 18018. 6202.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Handwritten date at the top corresponds to the time/date stamp at the end of the cable.