893.796/321: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in China (Vincent)

613. Reference Embassy’s telegram no. 607, April 27, 11 a.m., in regard to British proposal to operate a number of RAF transport planes out of Chungking, Kweilin and Lanchow.

The Department believes above proposal is the same one made by the British in Washington in February of this year, which, according to the British, was based on a request made by the Chinese Embassy at London to supply a number of transport planes for service in China.
It has now been ascertained that the British Air Ministry and the London Munitions Assignments Board dropped this proposal early in March and that no further action on the Chinese request is contemplated by the British.