The Chargé in Italy (Key) to the Secretary of State
[Received March 8—10:07 a.m.]
1210. Within framework of US plans for future of Italian Air Force (see cable from Military Attaché30 here to War Department Mar No. 84 dated 12 February 194631) Embassy supports MA’s (Military Attaché’s) view that US position in Italy would be strengthened by using surplus US aviation equipment at present available in European Theater to equip Italian Air Forces.