GENERAL- GUATEMALAN MATTERS - SPECIFIC- AIR FORCE CAPABILITIES

Created: 5/2/1954

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LSSHKS wae informed that the Air Force has six AT-6'e,e and -eovoral"e, all In food condition. The Air Forceaa an unknown number of JOound bombs. Tha pilots have never received training against other pinnae, all thoir shooting having bsen directed oo ground targeto. Tha Eaooala da Aviaclon has been cloned down, according to tho offloera. In order to save available planaa from wear and tear. There are aoae sixty pilots available, counting those of Avlateca, tha Eeouala da Avlaolon and Avlaelon Milltar.

They also stated that ths government had tried to buy aoae Spitfires, but thia deal reportedly fall through because of the lock of ekilled maintenance personnel fMillar with that type of plane and the Long period necessary to train suoh personnel. The two greyplanes located at tho military area of the Aurora airport and listed in the name of Col. Rodolfo Carloa'iEKDOZA-are etated to ba actually the property of Juan Jose AftrYALO.

Thia material le for your Information and that of CALLIQERIS. Any reporte which the letter's agenta are able to obtain on thie matter will be appreciated.

JEROME C. DUNBAR

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