893.796/350: Telegram

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

1859. Embassy’s 1849, October 2. An informed official of China Defense Supplies states that Chinese have no intention of reorganizing CATC into Sino-British concern and that, of the 5 Lend-Lease planes which the Generalissimo recently ordered turned over to the Aeronautical Commission, 2 will be retained by the Commission for its own use, such as transportation of military officers, and 3 will be allocated to CATC for internal commercial transport.