810.20 Defense/556: Telegram

The Chargé in Venezuela (Scott) to the Secretary of State

23. For Under Secretary. Your 15, January 31, 5 p.m. Venezuelan Government has no objection to stationing of two United States Army non-commissioned officers as custodian of bombs but desire these officers be attached to the Naval Mission6 and be available to teach handling of bombs.

As there are no facilities at La Guaira and as Maracaibo considered unsuitable the Government suggests storage of bombs at Maracay or possibly Puerto Cabello.

In order to provide adequate facilities information is requested as to approximate number of bombs.

  1. For agreement between the United States and Venezuela regarding the establishment of a Naval Mission, signed March 24, 1941, see Department of State Executive Agreement Series No. 203, or 55 Stat. (pt. 2) 1235.