CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM SHERWOOD RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/19/1954

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GUAT CITY

A, GUAT CITY APPROACHED FROM NORTHEET FIRST )UTH TO EDGE OF AIRPORT- MADE LEFT TURNAST SIDE OF TOWN, DIRECTLY OVER FORT TO NORTH SI OAiTV- TURNED LEFT TOWARD PALACE PASSING PALACEEET TO RIGHT AT MINIMUM'ALTITUDE. FIRED UPON EACH PASS OVER TOWN. ALL FIRING WAS TOWARD THE HJLLS LIMBING ALTITUDE.

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2. MAOE LOW PASS OVER ESCUINTLA, PALI.iE LOS CERRITOS. FIRED SMALL DURST OVER EACH TORN*

5, SAM JOSE AIRPORT THOROUGHLY CHECKED, NO AIRCRAFT, ONE VICTORY TYPE SHIP ANCHORED OFF SHORE, ALSO SHALL COASTAL STEAMEREET, LIGHT tfO FOOT BOAT (SIMILAR LANDING CRAFT) ANCHORED.

k* PILOTS COMMENTS: A. SOLDIERS IN FORT fiERE RUNNING AROUND IN UNDER CLOTHES AND SHORTS* APPARENTLY NO OPPOSITION FROM AA,R JiO'S, FORT WAS COMPLETELY DISORGANIZED. MAY HAVE BEEN SOME SMALL ARMS FIRE.

EAD PLANE (N) DEVELOPED ROUGH ENGINE OVER CITY, NO LEAFLETS DROPPED. TO OPE.'! CANOPY AIRCRAFT MUST BE SLOWED DOWN TOPH AND AT THIS SPEED AIRCRAFT IS VULNERABLE.

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