The Greek Minister (Diamantopoulos) to the Under Secretary of State (Welles)
My Dear Mr. Secretary: I beg to inform you that the British Air Mission advises me that according to instructions from London they can not release to the Greek Government the 30 planes from the ones which are manufactured here for the British Air Force. I understand that they are going to suggest to the American Government to release an equal number from the planes destined for the American Air Force.
Owing to the vital importance of this question, which Your Excellency fully realizes as I know, I entreat you to do what you think fit to settle this matter according to the earnest wishes of my Government.
With highest consideration,