The Secretary of State to the Acting Chairman of the American Delegation (Gibson)
138. Referring to my 136, June 18, 11 p.m. paragraph headed Aviation, first sentence which now reads “All military aviation except observation planes at sea to be abolished” should be changed to read “All military aviation except for intelligence and scouting purposes to be abolished”. This is a variation from instructions previously sent you but is made because the President feels that sentiment of the country demands the retention of military aviation for these purposes even on land. Please note correction.