Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to the Office of Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
Chronological Copy. File No. <4-[6?]-1>
September 13, 1918.
Cablegram Received Y-3
Origin Opnav Washington. Ser. No. 1446.
A-3 14 Sept
S E C R E T
1446 Your 4535 and 3545 You are authorized to withdraw all seaplane activities from Dunkirk and utilize personnel and material thus made available to help fill shortages at other air stations. Attention is called to approved report of joint Army and Navy board on aeronautic cognizance dated March 12 1917 A copy of same conditions forwarded to Cone. 14013. 1446.
727 A.M. SEPT 14 1918.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The handwritten date is confirmed by the time/date notation at the end of the cable.