Interest of the United States in maintaining limited operational control over Roberts Field

[For documentation on the 1946–49 development of this subject, including the Department of State’s concern that discontinuance of maintenance funds by the War Department and suspension of airfield usage by United States airlines would imply a lessening of United States interest in Liberia’s welfare and might result in an undesirable transfer of control to another power; and for documentation on the interim measures leading to the agreement by which Pan American World Airways assumed operation of Roberts Field in June 1949, see Department of State file 882.7962.]