831.24/77: Telegram

The Ambassador in Venezuela (Corrigan) to the Secretary of State

322. My No. 301, December 13, 2 p.m. President Medina called me to Miraflores today to request my aid in obtaining immediate despatch of airplanes and anti-aircraft guns and material which are urgently needed to ward off attack which may be made on oil installations and airports. He is convinced of the real danger of such attack and that it must be anticipated. He stated that he has sufficient trained personnel if they can be supplied with equipment.