Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Captain Hutchinson I. Cone, Commander, United States Naval Aviation Forces
Subject Copy. File No. <4-2-47>
Cablegram Sent May 16, 1918
To Amnavpar Paris(For Cone) Serial No. 2255 LEM
Prep. by A1 SX D.R.
2255 Following from Opnav QUOTE All possible steps being taken to assure sufficient number of thoroughly trained pilots to take over stations abroad at earliest possible date. In this connection information requested as to how many of Naval Aviators now abroad will be fully trained as first pilots in H-16s by August first and by September first. UNQUOTE. Twenty-eight pilots now attached to British seaplane stations will be qualified flying boat pilots by August first. This exclusive of pilots now training at Killingholme. 2255 22116.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.