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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  

     B

S E C R E T

Simsadus

1446 Your 4535 and 35451 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 19172 A copy of same conditions forwarded to Cone.3 14013. 1446.

Benson.                

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.

Footnote 1: Cable 4535 has not been found. For 3545, see: Sims to Opnav 25 August 1918.

Footnote 2: This document has not been found.

Footnote 3: Capt. Hutchison I. Cone, Aide-de-Camp for Aviation on Sims’ staff.

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