711.00111 Lic. Wolf, Rudolf/36/51: Telegram

The Ambassador in France (Bullitt) to the Acting Secretary of State

21. Department’s 558, December 30, 4 p.m.; and 525, December 15, 6 p.m.30

The Consul at Havre reports that two planes knocked down in cases arrived at Havre on January 5th on the steamer American Traveler shipped by the Barr Shipping Company of New York to N. Z. [V] Hunzedal. No information is at present available with regard to the type or make of these planes nor name of the person to whom export license was issued.

The agent of Hunzedal says that the planes are intended for shipment to Bulgaria and that he expects to ship them on a Dutch vessel from Havre to Varna and thence to Sofia.

The shipping agents stated that the planes would probably not be cleared before the middle of the month.

Is the Embassy authorized to inform the appropriate French authorities concerning this shipment?

  1. Neither printed. They contained instructions for the Ambassador to obtain information as to the disposition of 19 planes being exported under licenses issued to Rudolf Wolf, Incorporated, and consigned to N. V. Hunzedal at Havre; and authorization, in his discretion, to inform the appropriate French authorities of this shipment of planes (711.00111 Lic. Wolf, Rudolf/51/23, 33).