OP SITREP NO. 12

Created: 6/25/1954

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NO CHANGE REPORTED SINCE SITREP NO. 9.

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N -OR-STRENGTH GIVEN" IN LAST MESSAGE REQUESTING TWOM SOLOTHURttS,MORTARS, TWO LUGS AND SUPPLYU AMMO.

TOWJYO REPORT ( NO RADIO )

O REPORT THIS DATE. 0 ATTEMPTED AERIAL RE-SUPPLY BUT COULD NOT LOCATE TEAM IN GUALAN AREA.

JOHNNYTOMBINED FORCE CAPTUREO CHIQUIMULA WITH EXCEPTION OF ENEMY BARRACKS. REQUEST FOR AIR STRIKE ON BARRACKS NOT FILLEO SINCE MECHANICAL DIFFICULTIESf'S FROM FLYING AFTERNOON 2ii JUNE. CALL iGERlS

RGPORTEO ATTHAT DUE TO LACK OF AIR SUPPORT ENEMY TROOPS

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FROU HANK WERE ADVANCING ON CHIQUIMULA. HE STATED "WE ARE ABONDONING PLAZA AFTER HAVING CAPTURED IT. URGENTLY NEED FIGHTER AIR SUPPORT."

C. SIGNAL: NO RADIO TRF RECVD AFTER

SHERWOOD'S RADIO TIME SEVERELYPRECEDENCE OF TACTICAL SIGNALNABLE OPERATEAT SAME TIME. ENEMY'S TGW RADIO PROPAGANDASERIOUSLY AFFECTING MORALE OF OPPOSITION ANDSILENCED. STRONG RADIO APPEAL REQUESTED FOR THIS DATETO SUPPORT AIR STRIKE ON ADAM AND ATTEMPTARMY.

AUTHORITY RECEIVED TO CONDUCTON FORTRESS MATAUOROS. STRAFING FUEL STORAGE TANKSLEAFLETS PLUS SPECIAL SHERWOOD BROADCASTINAL AND MAXIMUM EFFORT TO INDUCE DEFECTION ARMY GUAT STATION REPORTS SITUATION FAVORABLE FORFROM THIS>

k- AIR: CARGO DROPS: PM"9 ARMS DROPPED ON ON S. EXCELLENT RECEPTION. BSERVEO CARGO LOAOEO ON TRUCKS. PMUNEO TARGET ND GUALAN. NO RECEPTION. NO SIGNAL. AT DZ'S. CARGO RETURNf0 TO SOMERSET. FIGHTER MISSIONS: AMUNEUCCESSFUL DROPPEO BOMB

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RR CHIQUIMULA, STRAFED AflEA BETWEEN CITY AND RIVER. AM4 SUCCESSFUL BOMBED AUTO WEAPONS SITE CHIQUIMULA, STRAFED ARTILLERY AREA AND AIRFIELD. ISSIONS PMUNE CANCELLED. TAILLOWN ON TAKE OFF. EXPECTEDAMUNE. GENERAL: i7 CREW REPORTEO WITNESSING CALLIGERIS TROOPS ENTERING WITHGHIQUIMULA, AIRFIELOS AVAILABLE HERE AND ESQUIPULAS FOR RESUPPLY. THREEtf'S ETA SOVERSET PM8 REPORTED OPERATIONAL.

TROOP TRAIN OFARS REPORTED MOVING FROM

A DAI' TO HANK PI!UNE. NO* CLEAR THAT ENEMY IS MAKING MAJOR IF NOT MAXIMUM EFFORT TO REPELL FRIENDLY FORCES. ON DIPLOMATIC

LEVEL, ENEMY HAS RENEWEO DEMANDS FOR ENFORCEMENT CEASE-FIRE AND FIELD INSPECTION ALL COUNTRIES REPORTEDLY INVOLVED BOTH ACTIONS INDICATE DESPERATE INTENTION OF ENEMY TO EITHER DEFEAT

FRIENDLY FORCES MILITARILY OR FORCE CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES

AT EARLIEST MOMENT.

DESPITE INDICATIONS OF SUCCESS ATDIPLOMATIC MANUEVERS OF THE ENEMY PRESENT SERIOUSTHAT CEASE-FIRE MAY BE ENFORCED SOON ANDSENT TO ALL THREE COUNTRIES, WSBURNT, WSHOOFS ANDTO APPARENT IMMINENCE OFCTION, WHICH WOULO

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IMMEDIATELY SUSPEND ALL EXTERNAL SUPPORT, STRATEGIC PLANNING NOW IN PROGRESS TO DETERMINE MOST EFFECTIVE MEANS OF ACHIEVING EARLIEST VICTORY OR FAILING THAT TO OBTAIN MOST ADVANTAGEOUS POSITION PRIOR TO ANY FORCED CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES. PRESENT COURSES BEING PURSUEO ARE:

A. ADAM: MAXIMUM DEFECTION INDUCEMENT EFFORT AS ABOVE, IF NECESSARY AND FAVORABLE, WOULD BE FOLLOWED BY OPERATION TO SEIZE AND HOLD NATL PALACE.

3. COMBAT IN FIELD: FORCE DECISION AT CHIQUIMULA AND ZACAPA, OPENING APPROACHES TO AOAM ANO POSSIBLY FORCINGOF GOVT.

C. BOND: PLANNING STAGE ONLY. IN EVENT ABOVE ACTIONS FAIL OR ARE DETERMINED BEYOND ESTIMATED TIME LIMIT AN AIRBORNE MAXIMUM EFFORT WOULD Be MADE TO SEIZE ANC HOLD BONO MAKING IT THE SITE FOR A PROVISIONAL GOVT.

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