CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/4/1954

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3SENT FOLLOWING MSG TO DI F< AsQ DIRECTOR INTELLIGENCE CAiRC ADVISES

jPI LOTS AND CREWS, COMMERCIAL PILOTS AND PERSONNEL

DG OPERATIONS IN THE AREA. UNMARXSD AIRCRAFT CREATING GREAT CONCERN. SUGGEST FUTURt FLIGHTS UTILIZE STANDARDRCiAL OH FOREIGN CARRIERS. CREW CONTROL. BELIEVED IF FULL SCALE OPERATION CONTINUED ttlE KEEK MORE POSSIBILITY PROJECT COULD be SERIOUSLY COMPROMISED.

"2. ACTIVITY OUR PLANES CAUSEDELLOW ALEHTSS PAST week. THIS COULO RESULT IN DESTRUCTION OUR PLANES".

EXAMINATION ABOVL REFLECTS lack OF KNOWLEDGE TECHNIQUES ANO PROCEDURES EMPLOYED AND IS DIFFICULTOH WHICH IS OPINION OF DI/CAIRC oh [}

FURTHER FYI: ONLY COMMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE KNOWN OCCURREDARRIVAL FIRST USAF TRANSPORT ABOUT

IS FORBIDDEN TOOPY OF THIS MESS AW conr fco

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AAY WHEN BLACK FLIGHT CAME IN JoDACIDNEW ODUNIT MlHIEF WERE ON FIELD, ODUNITUNMARKED AIRCRAFT AMD SAIDWAS GOING

TO REPORT ^SKEO TO WHOM INFERRING IT WAS KMFLUSH AIRCRAFT (KNOWING FULL WELL TRUE IOEN).

k. NOTE THIS SITUATION APPEARS TO HAVE OCCURRED WITHIN LAST WEEKS FLIGHTS TO SOMERSET WHICH NOW CO'AJ'LETED. E YELLOW ALERT STATEMENT WHICH BELIEVED FALSE. MARKINGS HAVE NO BEARING ANO SIGNALS WELL LAID ON. NOTE GENERALITIES OF STATEMENT ASCRIBED TO Olr CAlRC, WITHOU LAID ON ORIGINAL DEAL. AS TO STATEMENT REF RL USE OF MARKED PLANES CAN ONLY COMMENT THAT POCABOOSE WOULD HARDLY TAKE TROUBLE STERILIZE AIRCRAFT IF UNNECESSARY,

5. REQUEST YOU INVESTIGATE ABOVE REPORT SOONEST THROUGH YOUR ESTABLISHED OOUNIT CHAPELS. ALTHOUGH ALL CARGO NOB IN SOMERSET. FEW FLIGHTS NEEDED HEREAFTER ARE VITAL AND WE BELIEVE SERIOUSNESS ABOVF REPORT MUST BE CLARIFIED SOONEST AS PLANES WILL Tit fJASED AT SOMERSET WHINCOLN ASSURED OF XMFLUSH HACKSTOPPING.

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