Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Cablegram Sent 24 November 1917.
To Opnav, Washington. Serial No. 1683
Via N C B 19 D Prep. by WAE Appvd. by NCT
Copies to: COS, JVB, WAE:
1683. Your 1208 communicated to Cone who replies QUOTE Recommend offer be accepted. Have already enlisted fifty good pilot material in France. No accommodation now for training. Request permission to enroll these men as temporary Ensigns reserve Force and that this detail be sent Italy for training UNQUOTE Recommend approval. 17324
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Document is a: “Subject Copy.”