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Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

Chronological Copy.                        File No. <31-8-4>

<Cablegram Received <September 23, 1918.>              Y-12

Origin Opnav Washington (Bunav)                  Ser. No. 2017

CS-2      Sept 24

B

Simsadus

2017. The President has directed that Rear Admiral Henry B. Wilson as Commander U. S. Naval Forces based on the French coast shall assume the rank and hoist the flag of a Vice Admiral in the Navy. Please issue necessary instructions 15023 2017

                             Benson.

Time Sent 3:40 AM Sept 24, 1918

Time recd 10:06 AM Sept 24, 1918

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG45, Entry 517B. Handwritten date confirmed by time/date notation typed at end of cable.

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