823.00 Revolutions/118: Telegram

The Ambassador in Peru (Dearing) to the Secretary of State

77. My 72, March 1, 8 a.m. Made formal protest to Foreign Minister and asked issuance immediate orders return of pilots George R. Johnson, Robert Shippee and Irving G. Hay and planes. He raised question as to whether Peruvian officers commandeering their services were on Government’s orders or own responsibility. I said that in either case I formally asked return of planes and pilots. Foreign Minister agreed this must be done; said he would see President at once and report.