The Chargé in Venezuela ( Flack ) to the Secretary of State
[Received June 22.]
Sir: With reference to previous despatches reporting the granting by Venezuela of landing and customs exoneration facilities for the charter service of Defense Supplies Corporation operated by hydroplanes of the Pan American Airways, I have the honor to enclose a copy of the Embassy’s note No. 1289 of April 17, 194315 addressed to the Foreign Minister requesting the extension of the same facilities already accorded for this service at Maracaibo and Puerto Paez to landings on Lake Valencia as an alternative port. This request was made at the instance of the local Manager of the Pan American Airways and was complied with under the Department’s standing instructions with regard to facilitating this charter service.
There is also enclosed a copy with translation, of the Foreign Minister’s note No. 1509 of June 9, 1943,15 informing me that the Venezuelan Government agrees to accede to the request. I have consulted Mr. Silliman, the local Pan American Airways Manager and he has informed me orally that the reply is satisfactory to his Company.