823.248/251: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Peru (Norweb)

414. Your 561, October 20, 2 p.m. With reference to your suggestions, it is understood that the War Department will put the 18 airplanes to defense use in the immediate future. Export license for the 12 basic Vultee trainers was granted October 6 and the Vultee Company is making every effort to obtain space for the shipment of these airplanes to Peru aboard the Agwiprince of the Grace Line, sailing from Los Angeles November 26. Statements covering the method of payment for the requisitioned planes and the desire and intention of this Government to do everything possible to meet the requirements of Peru were contained in the notes of October 17 and 20, which were quoted to you in the Department’s 409, October 20, 7 p.m.34

  1. Telegram No. 409 not printed; for the notes of October 17 and 20, see pp. 511 and 512, respectively.