811.79600 Reservations/10–545: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the United States Political Adviser for Germany (Murphy)

620. Father Laberge, newly appointed American priest in Moscow, is leaving Washington October 10, via ATC9 for Moscow. SovEmb has assured him of onward air transportation from Berlin. Please assist Father Laberge to arrange for reservations on Soviet plane.10

Repeated to Moscow as no. 2101.

  1. Air Transport Command.
  2. Father Laberge arrived in Moscow on October 26. After turning over the duties of his office to his successor, Father Braun left Moscow on December 27, in the airplane of Secretary of State James F. Byrnes, who had been attending the Conference of Foreign Ministers held there December 16–26, 1945.