Memorandum of Telephone Conversation, by the Chief of the Division of Near Eastern Affairs (Murray)

The Greek Minister telephoned me this morning to say that he had just come from Secretary Knox’s office where he was informed that his Government would receive during the course of next month thirty new Grumman planes and that fifteen of the old Grumman planes previously under discussion would be available to his Government if it desired them. Admiral Towers was present with Secretary Knox when this information was conveyed to the Greek Minister.

The Minister was in a state of great excitement and exhilaration over this development and repeatedly expressed his appreciation to officials of the Department for assisting him in arriving at this final and highly satisfactory solution of the problem of furnishing planes to Greece.

The Minister said he desired to call at the Department on Monday to express his further appreciation.