740.00116 EW/8–2046: Telegram

Mr. Franklin C. Gowen, Assistant to the Personal Representative of President Truman to Pope Pius XII, to the Secretary of State

84. Montini informed me today German ex-diplomats will be ready leave Vatican proceed to Germany August 26. If Department has not already instructed Caserta to furnish necessary army transportation and escort for their journey Rome to Germany as described my Amvat 82, August 16,66 hope Department may find it convenient to do so, it being most desirable, subject Department approval, to avoid any delay which might lead Germans to start quibbling again in endeavor to postpone departure. Please instruct.67

  1. Not printed.
  2. On August 26, 1946, in telegram 45, Department stated that it concurred in plan to furnish army plane from Rome to Frankfurt (740.00116 EW/8–1646).