The Minister in Honduras (Erwin) to the Secretary of State

No. 73

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Legation’s despatch No. 64 of October 23, 1937,8 and to report that “Colonel” William C. Brooks left Honduras on Saturday, October 30, 1937, for the United States, not to return.

As indicated in the above-mentioned despatch, this leaves no American pilots whatsoever in the employ of the Honduran Government. However, it has been learned, but not confirmed, that Mr. Harold A. White, who was formerly associated with Mr. Lowell Yerex in the control and management of Transportes Aereos Centro-Americanos, is to replace “Colonel” Brooks as Director of the Escuela Militar de Aviacion. At the moment, the Honduran Air Force is headed by Captain Luis Alonzo Fiallos, who has under his command eight trained Honduran pilots. There is also one naturalized American mechanic.

Respectfully yours,

John D. Erwin
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