811.24551U/14a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul at Brazzaville (Taylor)

125. General Valin has informed General Dahlquist, General Bolte’s successor, in London that necessary instructions have been [Page 587] sent to military authorities in French Equatorial Africa to facilitate transit of American forces who arrived some days ago and to extend facilities to our aircraft at Pointe Noire. The former added that agreement for utilization of Pointe Noire airport now only awaits approval of General de Gaulle.