The Consul General at Shanghai (Gauss) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 11—6:30 a.m.]
19. Information has been received from local office of the Eurasia Aviation Corporation that their plane No. 18 left Sian this morning at 11 a.m. with 16 foreigners on board en route to Shanghai. It is understood that evacuation was made under arrangements by Chinese authorities in Nanking. Identity of foreigners being evacuated unknown.
Repeated to Nanking; by mail to Peiping and Hankow.