CABLE TO SENIOR REP, LINCOLN FROM DIR, CIA RE GUATEMALAN 1954 COUP

Created: 6/16/1954

OCR scan of the original document, errors are possible

)RIGG, KTSNER

INir

XT

F NFO

licCQLW Dill, CIA

OD/P tL) ll)

DCICI A/PC/DCIH

UN 5k

PRIORITY

TOi SLTNC (PLAYDON FROM

RYJAT/PBSUCCESS

REPS A. ) B. 00 C 8)

tfS ORDERED BY ODORXT TO SOMERSET6 JUNE. PLANES TO BE FLOWNACCOMPANIED BT7 ACTING AS NAVIGATOR PLAHE. tf WILL CARRY AMMO TO PERMIT COMBAT LOADINGPON ARRIVAL AND MAY CARRY MINOR SPARES.WILL RETURN PRj7. SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO WEATHER BUT LATEST REPORT INDICATES NO NUKE HITCH. ACCORDINGLY ASSUME FLIGHT BEING MADE TODAYUNE OR LATEST TOMORROW.

ODUMIT HAS BEEN BUSY FOR FIVE DAYS COLLECTING SPARES AND WILL ATKLIFT INARGOS SOONEST. FIRST SCHEDULE ARRIVE SOMERSETUNE AND WILL CARRY QUALIFIEDODUHTT MAINTENANCE MEN.

38 KMFLUSH AMBASSADOR FINALLY PUT UP CASH FOR DOWN PAYMENT EVENINGUNE. BALANCE RAISED THROUGH PRIVATE BANK LOAN ON KMPLUSII LET TilREDIT. THIS JOB OP BREAKING FINANCIAL BOTTLENECK DOME WITH KAGHTFICENT ENERGY BY ODACES SPECIAL ASSISTANT WHO DESERVES KOCHHE CREDIT POR THE

OFFICER

I t> C

ate :

to .

FROM :

CONF:

INFO :

PACE TW)

DlftS (OUT 5llH5J

BEST JOB OP RED TAPEAVE SEEM IN TEARS.

Il- DESPITE ABOVE FAVORABLE DEVELOPMENTS QUESTIOH WHETHER LINC SHOULD

COUNT ON COMBAT READINESSLANES SOONER THANOURS AFTER ARRIVAL.

UNDERSTAND WILL BE NECESSART UMQVE LOrO RANGE TAIKS AND PERFORM BOMB

COMBAT

MAIMTENAMCC AFTER LOiJG FLIGHT. OH THIS BASIS PLANES KAY HOT Bn/RIADT BEFORE 1'/ JUNE KHIOl CONFIRMS FAR IB OF REF C.

DESPITEE ARE STILL WCfiRIED AT PROSPECT THAT QDUNTT PERSONNEL WILL MAINTAIN PLANES AFTER TilEY HAV& BKEN"SOLD PRIVATE I'JDIVIDUAL AND ARE BEING EMPLOYED ON BEHALF OF CALLIGERIS. AGREE PLAUSIBLE THAT ODUNIT SOOT. ?ECHS WOULD PUT PLANES TH GOOD OOKDITIOX ^RIOR THEIR SALE TO

JbUT SEE KO POSSIBLF. JUSTTJICATIOB FORERVICING AFTER SALE CCHCLIJDID. ONTRARY TOE DO HOT SEE HIITHS SHOULD REMAIN Sf-KEBSET MORE THAN FEU DAIS. IN ANY cVEHT REQUEST ByQ ROPOSEDNNECESSARY IN VXEN ARRANG20ffS ALREADY MADE.

endersage

tlANKISi.TR DKPUTT DIRECTOR (PLANS)

3

<gim unci'inn

Original document.

Comment about this article or add new information about this topic:

CAPTCHA