Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, to Vice Admiral Henry B. Wilson, Commander, United States Naval Forces Based in France
25 November, 1918
Following refers to Aviation See my 9399, 9444 and 9952. Send to United States or transfer to units other than Aviation in your command as may be desirable all such aviation officer and enlisted personnel as can be spared retaining only such as are necessary to demobilize and close stations. Do not send any personnel attached to the Supply or Medical corps as they are still needed in forces in Europe. Also do not send any legal personnel mentioned my 9817. One exception to the foregoing is the station at Paimboeuf which will be retained in full commission for experimental work until further orders .
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.