893.248/11–1148: Telegram

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

1627. Dept has no info re proposed formation AVG (Peiping’s 445 Nov 11, repeated Nanking as 656; Deptel 1447 Oct 14 to Emb, repeated Tsingtao as 137).

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To enable Dept report to Secy,21 request Emb check whether any informal or personal encouragement has been given General Chennault this regard by any US official or officials.

Request Emb keep Dept informed developments.

  1. The Secretary of State was in Paris on official mission.