810.20 Defense/1–2945: Telegram

The Ambassador in Chile ( Bowers ) to the Secretary of State

128. Apropos the Brett–Smith mission Herl Fernández asks me to inform Department and Brett that the Ministry has learned that the Peruvian Government has received from the United States in the last year, in direct flight, the planes herein mentioned (repeated for General Brett through Embassy Panama):

April, 1944, 25 Fairchild planes piloted by Peruvian military aviators. May 1944, 3 Curtiss Hawk planes. October 1944, 10 AT–6 planes. December 1944, 10 North American KKAT–6D planes and 9 CU–78 planes. This, if true, bears out Chile’s contention and calls for the equalization Brett implies will be made.