The Ambassador in Brazil (Pawley) to the Secretary of State
[Received June 29—6:05 a.m.]
1183. Deptel 847, June 24, 1 p.m.46 Yesterday I spoke to President Dutra with reference to necessity US Navy retaining radio direction finder station Recife. I told President equipment was modern newest [Page 450] type radio on which we could not train Brazilian personnel and that as US Govt felt this station of mutual benefit to Brazil and US would appreciate his handling it personally rather than referring it to Foreign Office, Navy or military personnel.
President stated that he would be very glad to cooperate with US Govt in this matter and would not take into his confidence anyone but would handle this matter personally.
Re Embassy’s secret despatch 5216, June 4, 1946, no answer required in light of foregoing.
- Not printed.↩