The Ambassador in Chile (Bowers) to the Secretary of State
[Received 5 p.m.]
159. Embassy now has Foreign Office’s reply to its memo conveying substance Deptel 42, January 17, 8 p.m. Pertinent parts are as follows:
“According to Air Force Command matériel offered has been included in plan of acquisitions of that branch National Defense.
Naturally impossibility of stating exactly type of airplanes to be delivered, their price and date of transfer as indicated in memo 2819,19 as well as fact that approval of this year’s plan of investment of Air Force of Chile is still pending make it necessary for latter to withhold for time being its confirmation of receipt of airplanes.”
Embassy would appreciate receiving any further details regarding this allocation of planes which could be given to Foreign Office. Copy and translation by airmail.
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