825.00 Revolutions/63: Telegram

The Ambassador in Chile (Culbertson) to the Secretary of State

48. During the afternoon of yesterday a subversive movement reached a crisis in the aviation forces. It was led by Colonel Grove who was immediately relieved of his post as sub-Secretary of Aviation. Revolting officers are now in possession of military aviation field and refuse to surrender. Government has restored martial law. Unconfirmed rumors this morning are to the effect that the Government will fall and may be replaced by junta with socialistic leanings. Please advise War Department.