Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
Cablegram Received Sept. 15. 1917.
Origin Chief of Naval Operations Serial No. Opnav 437
Via N C B D 15 Date No. 13015
Copies to C. of S.; J.V.B.; E.C.T. File No. 1/4/10
Action referred to:
Opnav 437. Department will undertake establishment abroad of a total of fifteen naval coastal air stations to be in operation by July first 1918. All stations to be equipped with seaplanes and five of them to have additional dirigible and kite balloon equipment. Where do you recommend placing the stations not previously authorized 13015.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.