CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM (DELETED) RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/5/1954

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HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM RELEASEAS SANITIZED

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OFFIN UNE WITH FOLLOWING RESULTS:

1. ^CONTACTING KMFLUSH AMBASSADOR IN WASHINGTON BYUNE RE FOLLOWING: KMFLUSH AMBASSADOR TO REQUESTEND THREE COMBAT7 TO SOMERSET FOR INSPECTION PRIORURCHASE. AIRCRAFT TO BE IELIVERED WITHAY OPTION TO BUY IF AIRCRAFT AIR WORTHY AND SUITABLE TO KMFLUSH AIR FORCE PILOTS. NEGOTIATIONS RE SALE PRICE TO BE IITERMINED AT LATER DAY. LANS TO BUY SEVERAL IF AIRCRAFT ACCEPTABLE. KMFLUSH AMBASSADOR TO INFORM OTACID JNOW HAS PBPRIME PILOTS UNIER CARGO FLIGHT CONTRACT. THESE PILOTS WERE FORMER PBPRIME FIGHTER PILOTS. NTS THESE PILOTS TO FLY AIRCRAFT LOCALLY AND GIVE HIM REPORT ON AIR WORTHINESS. FYI THESE PILOTS AJTC ND COMPANY. DURING THIRTY DAY FLIGHT TEST AND INSPECTION ALL PBPRIME MARKINGS WOULD BE REMOVED. KMFLUSH AMBASSADOR TO REQUEST ODACID TOS IMMEDIATELY WHILE HE HAS CONTRACT CARGO PILOTS AVAILABLE TO MAKE

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2. RE ^GREEABLE TO IUUEDIATE SALE8 TO CALLIGERIS FOR PURCHASE PRICE OF ONE BROErROST WILL INSPECT AIRCRAFT TODAY TO DETERMINE AIR VfiRTHINESS. SALE CONTRACT TO BE BETWEEN^ * CALLIGERIS. . TO OPERATE FROM SOMERSET.

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OFFICE CHICAGO, HAS CONCESSION FROM KMFLUSH TO OPERATE KMFLUSH WATERS. C-BJECTION TO SYNCARP USE8 BUT HE HAS NO DIRECT CONTROL OVER THESE ASSETS.

4. FYQ" JSTATES ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL AT THIS TlfcETWO AIRCRAFT AVAILABLE THAT ARE FASTER THAN WSBURNTSO NO WSBURNT PILOT WILL TAKE TO AIR. STATESER CENTIS SHOW OF AIR POWcR. ALSO STATES HE ADVISED

THAT NO GREAT miOUNT OF ASSISTANCE NEEIED FROMF BUT THAT INTO SHOW MORAL SUPPORT THEY SHOULD FURNISH SOMETHING. BELIEVES HE WILL ACQUIREllRCRAFT FROM 2RBRIEF0

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SECRETARIAT COMMENT: COL. KING (WH) NOTIFIED OF THE RECEIPT

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