CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/27/1954

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1. KUHOOK

A, STRENGTH

NREPORTED BUT BELIEVED OF LITTLE VALUE LXJE TO CASUALTIES AND SICKNESS,NKNOWN

O STRENGTH REPORT BUT CONSIDERABLY REDUCED. APPROXCN LOCATED CF.

- MOVEMENT

ROUPBY GROUND AND AIR ATTACK AT CHAMPUNA. MANY MEN ILL. PRESENTLY LOCATED CORREDEROS WSHOOFS.

O REPORT. IN VIEW BOND EEFEAT TOMMY PROBABLY

DISPERSED.

ECISIVELY DEFEATED BY SUPERIOR ENEMY FORCE AT GUALAN. COL CHAJOW,ROBABLY KILLED. THIRTY MEN REPORTED

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OHNNY. GROUP LAST REPORTED NEARING TOWARD HANK AND PRESENTLY LOCATEDILES SOUTH HANK, EECISIVE BATTLE TAKING SHAPE- FIVE TRAINS LOCATED IN HANK MARSHAL ING YARDS, HEAVY CONCENTRATION ENEMY ROLLING STOCK AT ARTILLERY LOCATED ENEMY TROOPS REPORTED MOVING UP FROM FRANK TO CHIQUIMULAALA0 ESTIMATED ENEMY0 MEN. ESTIMATED FRIENDLYEN, THREE FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, EM)S. IT IS EXPECTEDWAT EVERY ENEMY ASSET INCLUDING AIR SUPPORT WILL BE THROWN IN TO THE FIGHT AT HANK, RATIO BETW8SN GROUND FORCES ISO 1.

2, KUGOWN: SHERWOOD.. RE-BROADCAST BY SANTA FE,ON ANNOUNCEMENT CONDITIONS OF PEACE URGING ARREST OF ARBENZ AND FORMING INTERIM MILITARY JUNTA -

ROGRAM: GUAT REPORTS EXISTENCE OF FERTILE FIELD FCfi COUP AND SEVERAL BEING ORGANIZED BUT THEO IT" AT7ITUDH STILL PREVAILS-

4 DlR: POOR WEATHERCARGO MiSSIONS: AMEROPPED CARGO CHIQUIMULA. 6 LANDED CHIQUIMULA UNLOAEED CARGO. fcODQZA CONFERRED HffTH CALLIGERIS LEARNING PEOPLE WEREMANY ENEMY KIA IN STREETS- FIGHTER MISSIONS: 8 SIGHTED FIVE

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TRAINS IN YARDS ZACAPA - BOUSED AND STRAFED, EESTROYING ONE TRAIN, DAMAGING OTHERS, STRAFED ENEMYESTROYED ARTY POSITIONVY RR STOCK SIGHTED 9 ABORTED rtEATHER*0 EXPLODED TRAIN LOCOMOTIVE AND STRAFED THREE OTHER AT ZACAPA, DESTROYED ARTYIGHTEDROOPS CONVOY OF BUSSES AND TRUCKS NEAR ZACAPA. 1 ABORTED WEATHER,2 DAMAGED 3 SIGHTED FRIENELY TROOPS FIVETH ZACAPA, DESTROYED ARTY POSITIONES-TRYED JEEP, STRAFED AA POSITION IN ADAM, SUSTAINED BATTLE DAMAGE, ENCOUNTERED MEDIUM TO ACCURATE FLAK OVER ADAM0

5. GENERAL: DESPITE CON SIXERABLE ADVANTAGE IN STRENGTH AND FIRE SUPERIORITY ENJOYED BY THE ENEMY CONTINUED PROGRESS IS BEING MATE BY FRIENELY FORCES IN MAJOR AREA. EXCEPTIONS TO THIS IN GUALAN AND BOND WHERE LOSSES WERE SUSTAINED BY GREATLY INFERIOR FRIENELY TEAMS. ENEMY IS COMMITTING HIS MAJOR FORCES IN CHIQUJMULA HANK COMPLEX IN OREER TO FORCE EARLY DECISION-

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