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 in Europe
Nov 11, 1917.
To <Cone> Serial No.
Via Jackson, Marine, Paris. Prepared by MO Appvd. by NCT
N C B 21 D File No.
Copies to: COS, JVB, MO, Lt. Edwards.
467. For Cone. This message received from Navy Department. Quote 1056. Following resolution of Aircraft Production Board approved by Secretary of the Navy quote Be it resolved that the Aircraft Production Board, subject to the approval of the Secretary of War and Secretary of the Navy, authorize the establishment of a joint Army and Navy Aircraft committee in Paris which shall represent the Aircraft Production Board and under its supervision shall act for the coordination of the industrial with the military and naval aircraft activities in Europe subject in all military matters to the direction and approval of the Commanding General of the American Expeditionary Force abroad and subject in all Naval matters to the direction and approval of the Commander of United States naval forces operating in European Waters unquote. Communicate with Colonel Bolling, at present representing Aircraft Board in Paris regarding organization of committee and nominating the necessary members. (Signed) Admiral Benson. Unquote Communicate with Bolling your convenience, taking necessary steps advising Force Commander from time to time. Please make recommendation as to membership. 22011.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. “Information Copy.” appears in the upper-left corner.