Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Captain Hutchinson I. Cone, United States Naval Aviation Forces
Subject Copy. File No. <4-17-6>
Cablegram Sent May
18 <19>. 1918. ROC
To Amnavpar, Paris. Serial No. 2268
Prep. by CS NCT D.R.
2268. For Cone. I understand from Captain Craven that it is undesirable for our Foreign Aviation Service to undertake at present any projects other than those now authorized and on foot, including northern bombing project, two Italian stations and four in Ireland. If you believe this policy should be adopted I will act accordingly on all suggestions for further expansion. 2268. 00319
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The original dating was 18 May. However someone crossed through the 18 and handwrote 19 above it. The latter day is confirmed by the time/date stamp just before the signature.