811.24532/9–1045: Telegram

The Ambassador in Brazil (Berle) to the Secretary of State

2830. Understand revised arrangement for evacuation of Brazilian bases presently under American operation contemplates withdrawal of United States Armed Forces, South Atlantic Headquarters from Recife on or about October 31, after which General Wooten will come to Rio where he will act as American member of mixed Brazilian-American Base Commission.

Dept. will wish promptly to consider whether one or more other members should be appointed with special reference to possibility of member familiar with civil aviation needs.

It is evident the problem will be so handling bases that they continue to be well operated for purposes of civil air traffic as well as military.