793.94/15181: Telegram

The Consul General at Shanghai (Gauss) to the Secretary of State

576. Reference Department’s 186, July 7, 8 p.m., for Tokyo. I have taken action as requested in last paragraph of this message. At the same time I have informed Japanese Consul General that, according to information from the Commander of the Yangtze Patrol, five bombs struck within two hundred yards of the U. S. S. Tutuila at Chungking during the recent air raids there. Commander Yangtze Patrol has made representations to senior Japanese naval officer here but I have deemed it appropriate to add this information in my representations to the Japanese Consul General, and the Embassy at Tokyo may wish to do likewise.

Repeated to Tokyo, Chungking and Peiping.