711.00111 Lic. Wolf, Rudolf/51/68: Telegram

The Chargé in France ( Wilson ) to the Secretary of State

447. Embassy’s telegram 433, April 1, 8 p.m.47 The Embassy has received the following information from the Consul at Havre.

Two more Vultee airplanes have been flown from Havre, destination said to be Paris, making a total of 4 of the 19 originally consigned Hunzedal. Five more of these are ready to be flown.

The four planes while consigned to the Société Française de Transports Aériens, E. Godillot, Manager at Paris, were flown by pilots of Air France. A. M. Roche, an official of Air France, is in Le Havre supervising the assembling of the planes and there are also nine mechanics of Air France helping in the work.

Powell and Martin claim that they are still being paid by Hunzedal although they were sent to Havre by Godillot to whose firm the planes were sold.

  1. Not printed; it reported that two of the Vultee planes which arrived on the American Traveler had been flown from Havre, Paris being the stated destination. (711.00111 Lic. Wolf. Rudolf/51/67)