811.248/755: Telegram

The Minister in Ireland ( Gray ) to the Secretary of State

210. Consideration of probable forced landings on Eire soil of American airplanes (reference my 204, October 16) suggests desirability of the President issuing orders that airplane crews refuse to accept parole. I am advised by experts that prospects of escape would be much better if the internees were continuously guarded and confined in special quarters with suitable facilities for exercise which do not exist in present internment camps. Furthermore if you decide to protest internment as I recommend refusal of parole would strengthen our position.