893.24/1540: Telegram

The Ambassador in China (Gauss) to the Secretary of State

282. Reference my 82, January 16, 10 a.m. The C.N.A.C. has lost the use of one of its three passenger planes as a result of a forced landing in the Yangtze River recently. Service to Calcutta is reduced to two flights a week and internal service is proportionately curtailed. Another of the planes is temporarily out of commission awaiting replacement of worn out motors.

We re-emphasize the considerations put forward in our reference telegram and urge that prompt action be taken to supply planes to C.N.A.C.