Memorandum of Telephone Conversation, by the Chief of the Division of Caribbean and Central American Affairs (Cochran)

Ambassador Warren telephoned this morning to state that he was somewhat concerned at a situation which had arisen, as he was informed that the Nicaraguan Government had sent two men to Panama to buy two primary training planes and two basic trainers for cash. He said that this was definitely not good and that it would give an erroneous and extremely unfortunate impression for these four planes to arrive in Nicaragua within the next few days. He said he feared there was nothing which could be done at this late date. I said that I would look into the matter immediately.33

W[illiam] P. C[ochran]
  1. Ambassador Warren reported to the Department in airgram A–416, November 5, 1945, that as a result of the Department’s efforts the sale was not consummated and that the Nicaraguans had returned to Managua without the desired planes (817.796/11–545).