740.00114A Pacific War/384: Telegram
The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Standley) to the Secretary of State
[Received March 30—9:55 a.m.]
I have discussed this question on a number of occasions with Molotov. Am now informed by my Military Attaché that the Soviet military authorities have advised him that the crew would be moved shortly to Ashkhabad and that there they would be permitted to engage in useful professional work with the Soviet civil air fleet.
I intend to send a member of the Embassy staff together with a doctor to visit the crew in the near future.
Please advise War Department.