The Ambassador in France (Bullitt) to the Secretary of State
[Received May 15—1:25 p.m.]
945. Leger29 said to me today that he was somewhat fearful that Japan might be thinking of some sort of aggressive action against French Indo-China. Six times in the last week Japanese airplanes had flown over portions of Indo-China and had dropped bombs. The Japanese Government had been informed that any Japanese plane flying over any portion of Indo-China in the future would be shot at immediately. Since this warning no Japanese planes had flown over French Indo-China.
- Secretary General of the French Foreign Office.↩