817.48 Earthquake of 1931/63: Telegram

The Minister in Nicaragua ( Hanna ) to the Secretary of State

Airplanes of the Pan American Airways rushed to Managua by Mr. Trippe to assist in relief have rendered great service in transporting the wives and families of American officials from Managua to Corinto for embarkation. Due to break in the railway there would have been great delay in evacuating these individuals without the assistance of the planes. The Department may desire to express appreciation and thanks for the service thus rendered.