865.7962/8–1445: Telegram

Mr. Alexander C. Kirk, Political Adviser to the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theater, to the Secretary of State

3283. ReDeptel 736, Aug 10. Competent ATC and American military air authorities at AFHQ and Rome in agreement there is no practical airfield in Rome area now for international civilian use for four-engine equipment other than that proposed in our 2947, July 13, [Page 1331] 5 pm.82 We cannot overstress importance of giving this matter urgent attention to end that it may be brought to successful conclusion and in this connection Major General Carter Magruder, head of G–483 AFHQ who is now in War Dept and is returning here next week, is fully familiar with this project and Dept may wish to consult with him.

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  2. Supply Section of General Staff of Allied Force Headquarters.