893.248/11–2748: Telegram

The Consul General at Peiping (Clubb) to the Secretary of State

493. Communist Chinese language north Shensi broadcast November 26 contained following item:

“Notorious American aggressor against China, Chennault, dares plan organization volunteer air force to fight the Chinese people. [Page 294] This plan has already been presented to Chiang Kai-shek and Fu Tso-yi. During period (existence) Chennault’s air transport force (CAT) (INT) [it has?] already joined Kuomintang air force and, moreover, already gave effect to plan of slaughtering the people. This makes clear that American imperialistic government is just tolerating these actions of slaughtering Chinese people. The Chinese people and Chinese People’s Liberation Army resolutely oppose [propose?] to end such actions.”

Sent Department 493; repeated Nanking 735, Shanghai 487, and Tientsin.