815.24/155: Telegram

The Minister in Honduras (Lay) to the Secretary of State

62. The President of Honduras has requested that the Legation enquire of the Department if the Government of the United States will sell it one bombing aeroplane or will authorize the export of such a plane from the United States. The intention of the Honduran Government is to man this plane with an American pilot and assistant to throw bombs against insurrectionary forces.21

I believe the President made this request as well as plan of one for bombs against his own wish and at the insistence of the generals in his entourage.

  1. See pp. 555 ff.