CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/20/1954

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SHERWOOD (NUMBER MISSING)) CAGE 2

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E. SEARCHED AREAINUTES. NO PANELS OR SIGNAL EAST SIDE TOWN. SEARCHED ROAD SYSTEM CLOSELY, DREW SMALL ARMS FIRE, LEF7 TARGET AREA DROPPED LEAFLETS OVER ELPROGRERSO AND ASOGION (A'-SO RECEIVED ASOCIEN) MITA FROM LOW ALTITUDE ATPEEDc CARGO RETURNZD SOMERSET.

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E. MADE FIVE PASSES OVER JUTZAPA FARING OVER TO'flN STATES FEW PEOPLE EN STREETS FIRST PASS THEN GHOSTSAYS WAS HIT SEVERAL TIKES. CLOSE ESCORTWS BURNT. PILOT STATES! MADE NORMAL APPROACH FOR LAND LOWERED GEAR9p/pfeJSEfiftURNED ONl/^Mb,7 pftLIGHTS WENT OUT ON AIRCRAFT JUST KFOTH^TOUCHDOWN^ PRO3 HITTING RUN WAY LIGHTLY AND AIRCRAFT SETTLEDAND SLIO OFF RIGHT SIDE RU PILOT UNHURT. VE^ GEAR FOLDED AFTER ROLLINGISTANCE, STATESHORNRgDFROST,WATCHING

FIGHTERS LAND. JUST OFF END OF RUNWAY BEFORE" FL'ARE" OUT Att

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lights went out on aircraft. were fortunate it slid off right. side runway on grass. now faced with getting it fixed before day. extent of damage undetermined at present. may have to paint local insigna or cover with tarpsox shape if cannot get moved tonight. accident believed to be result of battle damage. will make investigation when aircraft raised. picking up lots of holes. when do we shoot back? k*

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five passes over town verytraffingwith tail low to avoid hitting city. drew smallit once over airport and once over town. two. one right vhng other left fuselage. firedasuncion- miia* ^tate^oorleaflet coverageoverpasstjvww, roundslandedpilot states all three-of people.

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cable secretariat comment: treated as rybat pbsuccess

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