Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Captain Hutchison I. Cone, Commander, United States Naval Aviation Forces
Chronological Copy. File No. <4-1-5>
Cablegram Received May: <2, 1918> 07203 TOH
Origin Opnav Washington. Ser. No. 5622
S-1 3 May
5622. For Cone. Arrangement now being made for training of men called for in reference as follows: Marine Corps to man 4 day bombing squadrons and Navy to man 2 day bombing squadrons and 6 night bombing squadrons. McDonnell says believed that you now have trained or in training sufficient personnel to <(man?)> 2 Navy day bombing squadrons. Confirmation of this requested since if this is true will materially expedite completion of present project. 19002 5622
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The hand-written date is confirmed by the time-date stamp at the end of the cable.