QUALITY AND FUTURE DISPOSITION OF ARMS RECEIVED BY GUATEMALA FROM THE SHIP ALFH

Created: 9/16/1954

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OHlce. delations ihouk!in the "TO" column. Under eachno .hould be drawn acroi* iheet and each comment numbered tocorreipond with Ihe number in Ihe "TO" column. Eachthould initial (check mark iniufficumO bcfoie further routing. Thii Routing and Record Sheet should be iciuined lo ReefM-y.

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REVIEW PROGRAM Wli^JAS.SANITIZED

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CONFIDENTIAL

KEHjRAJuXJM FOR: DIRECTOR OT CKBTRAL IKBJJQBCI

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end future disposition of

Qaatenela fron tbe Ship AITHKM

Aims Received by

1. Following Information le nulc.lttod ln reply to telephonic request ofon

e. oeneral: Tbe area received vara all of Worldurplus nature, the quality of which, while generally poor la contrast. araa, la considered to be comparable to tbe area of other latin Aaerlcan countries. Most of tba araa observed gave evidence of either being used or badly stored prior to delivery. All aecned to be ln serviceable condition.

of tbe erea appeared to be of ea advanced design with tbe poaetfala exception of0 aeal-eartaaatlc rlflee which eould be eonaldered la that category, although not of recent naaufaetnre.

Artillery plecee gave evidence of having been used end reconditioned. They vere of an old type with wooden wheels.

The eras, ao far aa can be determined, bore no identification or aerial numbers, thus aotfaQj fatare recognition

Future usefulness:

The araa are believed to be useful largely froaof training rather" than froaactical force. In tbe event ofaraa vcatls Rmtrasbtedly be satisfactoryarea dealer ia interested

ln procuring tbeee arse froa tbe Ouat sealan Government for dlepoaal outeide tbe Western Bealapbere. ove was suggested by Asbaaaodor Peerlfoy and approved by tbe Depertaeot of State.

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