Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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

Subject Copy.                                File No. <4/1/3>

          Cablegram Sent      Sept 8, 1918, CFB

To   Opnav Washington                   Serial No. 4351

Prep. by A-1                  SX D.R.

                                        42 ADR

CONFIDENTIAL

4351. Your 664.1 Seaplanes and land planes are rapidly converging as regards construction details. Do not desire to urge on Department the amalgamation of production and supply of aircraft. Consider the most important phase of this question is not to amalgamate the operations of Army and Navy Air Services. 065608. 43512

                    SIMS

 

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG45, Entry 517B. Date is confirmed by the time/date stamp at the end of the document.

Footnote 2: For additional context on the question of amalgamation of the Army and Navy Air Services, see: Hutchinson I. Cone to Irwin, 19 June 1918; Sims to Cone, 18 August 1918; Sims to the office of the Chief of Naval Operations, 23 August 1918.

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