821.24/839: Airgram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Bolivia (Boal)

A–705. Your A–570, August 13, 5 p.m.46 It is understood that full information respecting current and past deliveries of ground materiel furnished to Bolivia under Lend-Lease should be obtainable from your Military Attaché47 to whom copies of “transfer directives” are regularly furnished by the War Department whenever an assignment involving ground materiel is made to the Bolivian Army.

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With respect to airplanes, the following Lend-Lease assignments have been made: prior to 1942, 3 AT–6’s; during 1942, 1 JRF–5, 10 SNC–1’s, 12 BT–13’s, 5 PT–17’s, 8 L–8A’s, 8 L–9A’s; during 1943, 9 AT–6’s, 2 AT–11’s. Additionally, there have been assigned 2 AT–7’s which are tentatively to be delivered in the United States during September.

It will be noted that certain of the airplanes above-listed, such as the JRF–5 and the SNC–1 are of a naval type. Other than these, no Naval materiel has been assigned to Bolivia nor are any future deliveries of Naval materiel scheduled at this time.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Col. John B. Johnston.