893.796/5–2048: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in China (Stuart)

777. Ta Kwig Pao report (Shanghai’s 1112 May 2017) “that it is on suggestion of US authorities that Chennault is contemplating restoration of Flying Tigers in China” is without any basis in fact. EMB and or ConGen authorized to so state if questioned by press. (Sent Nanking as 777. Repeated Shanghai as 967).

Army, Navy, Air Force Depts concur.

Marshall
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