740.0011 European War 1939/32061: Telegram

The Ambassador in Colombia (Lane) to the Secretary of State

2151. It would be very much appreciated if the Department would send me urgent replies to the two points contained in my telegram No. 2150, November 27, 7 p.m. requiring answers:

Possibility of permitting Colombian officers to visit our fronts;
Result of investigation regarding nationality of submarine which sank the Ruby and fired on the survivors. I have also requested Military and Naval Attachés to request this information direct from authorities in Canal Zone. Naval Attaché is also requesting authority from Comfifteen14 to inform Colombian Government that no United States Navy submarines have been in the Caribbean recently and that U. S. Army and Navy aviators have orders to fire on any submarine seen in the Caribbean.

  1. Commandant of the Fifteenth Naval District.