811.24517/12–1846

The Ambassador in Nicaragua (Warren) to the Secretary of State

confidential
No. 1277

Sir: I have the honor to report that the United States Military Air Base at Puerto Cabezas was formally turned over to the Nicaraguan Government on December 14.

[Here follows list of names of the official party.]

Transfer of the Base was preceded by an inspection of the property, including the fixed installations destined to the Nicaraguan Government, and was followed by a luncheon at which Mr. H. D. Scott, Manager of the Standard Fruit Company, was host. The miscellaneous surplus property to which reference is made in the Department’s Secret Instruction no. 282 of July 18, 1946,27 was turned over directly by the Pan American Airways representative to Mr. Scott in accordance with arrangements made with the representative in Nicaragua of the Public Roads Administration, Mr. M. J. Adams.

Attendance was limited to the official party, representatives of Pan American and Taca Airways, a detachment of Guardia Nacional Troops, five newspaper reporters from Managua and the manager and employees of the Standard Fruit Company.

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Respectfully yours,

Fletcher Warren
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