793.94/16712: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Japan ( Grew )

371. Chungking’s 263, June 30, 10 a.m.46 The Department desires that if this has not already been done there be filed with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs a strong protest against this latest reported instance of the imperiling of the American Embassy through bombing operations at Chungking.47

The Department regards this renewed bombing in a place so near to the Embassy premises as to cause damage to the staff residence as the more reprehensible following so soon after the assurances given in the Foreign Office note of June 18 (see your 851, June 19, 9 p.m.48).

Sent to Tokyo via Shanghai. Repeated to Chungking, Peiping.

Welles
  1. Not printed.
  2. For Ambassador Grew’s note No. 1845, July 8, see Foreign Relations, Japan, 1931–1941, vol. i, p. 718.
  3. Ibid., p. 717.