811.22760H/8–343

The Yugoslav Embassy to the Department of State

Memorandum

According to the information of the War Department, the Yugoslav aviators who have been in training in the United States since [Page 1043]November 1942, are to complete their training on August 10, 1943. It would be to the general interest of the Allies, particularly the Yugoslavs, if this group of aviators would participate in active combat as soon as possible.

The Yugoslav Government would be grateful to the United States Government if those aviators, upon completion of their training, could be used in a special Yugoslav unit as part of the American Air Forces in the Middle East as it was outlined in a letter of the Deputy Chief of the Air Staff, Brig. General L. S. Kuter, of August, 1942.