740.0011 European War 1939/33765: Telegram

The Minister in Switzerland (Harrison) to the Secretary of State

1999. It is officially announced that on April 1, 1944 at 10:30 in the morning approximately 30 American planes flew over the Cantons of Thurgau and Schaffhausen. At about 11 a.m. bombs were dropped on the town of Schaffhausen. According to presently available reports several fires are raging in the station district and in the city. Further details will be announced later. All railroad traffic in direction of Schaffhausen has been interrupted.

Military Attaché55 leaving immediately for Schaffhausen to investigate and report.

I shall immediately endeavor to obtain appointment with Foreign Minister56 for further exploration matter. Details will be telegraphed as obtained.

  1. Brig. Gen. Barnwell R. Legge.
  2. Marcel Pilet-Golaz.