The Assistant Military Attaché in China ( Barrett ) to the War Department 69

New military air field built by Chinese 30 miles up river. Two hundred twenty-five Soviet planes recently arrived China and less than that number Soviet pilots according to reliable source who states also that 60 pursuits to be allotted defense of Chungking.

  1. Paraphrase of radiogram received at the War Department, August 13, 9:54 p.m., and transmitted to the Department of State.