The Secretary of State to Mr. H. J. Roig, President of Pan American-Grace Airways

My Dear Mr. Roig: The Department refers to its letter of August 11, 1941 in regard to the desirability of having Panagra inaugurate an additional service between Buenos Aires and Santiago.

According to a statement made by you to an officer of this Department by telephone on September 4, Panagra would not, because of the personnel situation, be able to increase the services in Ecuador and at the same time put on the extra service between Buenos Aires and Santiago.

The Department believes that it would be highly desirable to have the additional service between Buenos Aires and Santiago inaugurated at the earliest possible moment and without reference to the situation in Ecuador.45 It would be appreciated, therefore, if you would advise the Department for its information as to what extra personnel may be required.

Sincerely yours,

For the Secretary of State:
Adolf A. Berle, Jr.

Assistant Secretary
  1. For correspondence concerning interest of the United States in the elimination of German influence from Ecuadoran airlines, see vol. vii, pp. 270 ff.