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Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Based in Europe

CABLEGRAM RECEIVED Y-7. <October 3, 1918>

Origin    Opnav, Washington.                 Serial No. 2545

Ref’d to       Date           Action, Notes and Initials.

CS            4 Oct      MC 7

31 ADR

Simsadus.

2545. Your 5929.1 To comply with wishes of the Italian Officials as stated in your cable, Commander Train2 will be issued additional orders designating him representative in Italy of the Commander United States Naval Forces European Waters. 1403. 2545

Benson.                

Time sent. 11.PM Oct. 3 1918.

Time recd.  5.07 AM Oct. 4 1918.

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date at the top of the page is confirmed by the time-date stamp at the end of the document.

Footnote 2: Charles R. Train, United States Naval Attaché at Rome.

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