CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM SHERWOOD RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/20/1954

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INFO: DIR

CITE* SHERWOOO

PBSUCCESS

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1. CARP FIGHTER PILOTS.

CC NAVAL RESERVE UMiT. LAST DIVE

BOMBING ACCOMPLISHED CURING SUMMERTATES HE CAN KIT TARGETS? STILL NEW TO HIM.

B.C. zj- COMPLETED NAVAL COURSEBIN6 OWE DAY PRIORDUTY HERE- RF*DY TO GO.

JSTN3 OVER BELIEVES

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TOTAL VIVEOURS.

2. QUIPPEDUN SIGHTS.

b0*f3 HOIST BEING OBTAINED ON LOAN FROv k- OUNDSOUNDS DEHO NOT SOMERSET.

tftejCf IN8 CUE IN TODAYUNE 6. .IF SUFFICIENT PRESSURE BROUGHT TO BEAR J

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r" kl TO US, WILL AGAIN HAVE THREE FTR AIRCRAFT IN RISING POWER.

7. BRODFROST COMMENT:

CAPABILITY DIVE BOMBING TARGETS SIZEOR FORTS.

ANO ACCURATE GROUND FIRE LIGHT TOSERIOUS FOR DIVE BOMBING.

MISSIONS EVERY DROP NOWRUNS. f'S MUST SLOW DOWNPH DUE PILOTSHROW LEAFLETS BY HAND. VERY UNSATISFACTORY.

F CAN STFRILIZE AVAILABLE LEAFLET CANNSSTERS

AND USE TO OIVE ZOVB FORTS MISSIONS CGMSIOEREOE. S ARE OUTNY DAYLIGHT LEAFLET MISSIONS. TOC VULNERABLE TO GROUND. FIRE ATLTITUDE.

F.. IN LAST SIXTAYS HAVE FLOWNROP VISSlOMSH

CSLYING HOURS) AND NOT ONCE HAS OZ RECEPTION TEAM COMETK ANY TYPE POSITIVE ICENTIFlCATI ti PATTERN LIGHT OP PANELS.

CUE LACKDS AND AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT FTRIR CRAFT LIMITED TO DAYLIGHT VFR OPERATIONS.

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G. NG ONLY INTERNAL GAS LOAO HUE NOMITED TO MAXIMUM TWO MISSIONS ocR CAY

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H. ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE COORDINATE AIR COMMUNICATION FACILITIES UNLESS FCP ALLOWS SIX HOURS FROM TRANSMISSION TO TOT.

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TEMPORARY COPIES OF THE ABOVE MESSAGE WERE ISSUED TO

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