121.5493/3–147: Telegram

The Minister-Counselor of Embassy in China ( Butterivorth ) to the Secretary of State

408. This for Military Attaché.1 Following from Changchun:2

“78, March 1, 3 p.m. Major Rigg and Capt. Collins (Assistant Military Attachés) were captured this morning by Communists about 4 a.m., east of Chialun. Am contacting our military and will report details later.”

  1. Brig. Gen. Robert H. Soule.
  2. O. Edmund Clubb was Consul General at Changchun.