NOTES OF TALK WITH AMBASSADOR WILLAUER

Created: 4/26/1954

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SUBJECT. Ho toe of Talk With Anbiasador Williaaer

Ambassador WllXtauor came to see aw on Aprilate in tha for the purpose of paaaingunber of Ideas vhich be felt verePBSUCCESS. He pointed oat particularly that he vas not trying toInto operational matters but considered thet hia ideas verepassing on for consideration.

1* He vas worried that some mesBsge night bo sent to Honduras referring in some way to the story which ha had told Washington rogarding the use ofmdnrancT- arms purchaseover story* Ifassage ware.sent* ha felt that lt might be confusing to the recipients. old him not to worhy since ve hare already discussed thla matter and decided that wa would not refer to the arms purchase ourselves at all but would leave It for him to use in any way that be saw fit.

2. He urged again that tha flight* bs made at night. that lt would beinch* tolight into thenights particularly If flare pots wore lit which would beeadvantage of night flights in hla opinion would be thatbe noticed by practically nobody. Tbe tower is closedCO pro toam but the field isood deal at night Air Force maneuvers of one sort and another. Moreover since

there are no lights other than the flare pots at night, the faot tbat planes are unmarked would probably not be noticed.

3* Three Americans Innade conalilared Intha flights-

The first

second are substantially aware of all flights coming intofield, particularly those vhich are thought to have snythlnrwith the Air Force* Wlllbauer stated that be mentioned tc Cefore the flighta that have taken place the fact thatsome flights coming ln which had been mentioned to him endthe united States bad no interest. Consequently heIfrd anything about them not to worry or

bother to look into lt.f" ccording to WlUhauer, ia aIndividual and consequently la likely toasher'questions. His suggestion vas that It might bepossible to have him somewhere elsehileo tell himleast aa much as he has

This is 3look into when he lo next in

Honduras, is Involved only because there la a

ii. S* Army unit presumablywhl^hla rebuilding the runways.

Conaoquently

Consequently reports night comoaboutt

arrivals end departures of unmarkedhis one doestoo serious to me but It would do no barn to have

check it along with tho other points.

lu Willhauer focla thatcan

be bought. There may be something to this sinceoouially working for tha other side as is suspected, he has undoubtedly been bought by then. At any rate, it la worth further study.

5meven though he noons pretty

firn at the oonont, ahould perhaps oe sewed up by having some Boney paused to him in eccte approvable way in caoo it waa cocoesary to use thia in tho future.

felt very strongly thatC ^should beat on the back for the tranendona amount of work thatbeen doing. Thia ia easy enough to arrange end it would seemworth doing. Willhauer said It would not do any ham to do theL 5 WwJfih he hss not been down verydnot oone anything like the amount of work that Q aa*.

connection with C illhauer pointed out that he

haswhich he believes ia undoubtedly blown at this point.

Be had no suggestions oo to how to solvo tho problem but did feel that if there were any way to produce some more transportation, it would be extremely helpful,

8* Willhauer states that he is planning in the near ifuture to bring hia own DC3 to Honduras for personal use. Although big he couldrew consisting of pilot, co-pilot, radio operator aid crew chief. If he should do this, he suggested that ve ndghtt like to use at least tho co-pilot and radio operator slots for our people, and of course the plane cannot be used for any operationaln return for this Willhauer suggested that wo might help hln (presumably financially) to put tho plane into shape which ho says would not require very much work and carry tho maintenance while it la at Honduras. The piano is now in California but could be put In nhopo very fast and brought down soon If desired. ould not think this suggestion toery good one from our point of view though It might be useful to know about it in case there was an emergency need for getting someone into Honduras and no other method was available*

9. Hfoontionec.says he knoM> quite pparently hoc a

DC3ood crew, flioG around the. including fairly regular trips into Honduras. On these trips ften brings supplieo of one sort orovie projectors so that

for incidental

foritems of oaa sort or another* this is aof transportation. Be also suggested that

reat floheraan, lt oould easily be arranged for bin to cone down so that VilL&auor snd he could takeC ishing.

lthough Btate refused to invite o Washington for discuociona of the ansa pact*ill felt that Bertetter fron either State or Defense would be very useful even If it onlyuggestion to the effect that if ould like to ooao, proper off!dais would be glad to have clscueaions with hia*

11. With respect tc aquest for acaeono to help on tho alleged sabotage of Honour an aircraft, Willhauor felt that lt would be extremely useful to produce acciebody or at least show that an effort la being made. Ho aald that this point la oneeels very strongly shout and that consequently boom help would produce In hlaot of good will. Asnformation, Will turner said that q onduran AixrForee Lieu tenant* At the moment ho has no proof except that tho Lieutenant la spending anich more money thenlhlD normal lnwyy would justify*

12* Finally WlUhauer mentioned again the pooalble useaircraft for the flight* euch a*

or even marking our planescndC no also mentioned tho possibility of olr dropping material In ease come thing happens to prevent landings* He said either anumber of possible DCs could in hla opinion be effectively used.

C. Tracy Barnes

6 APRIL 54

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RE: INBSUCCESS RYBAT

RODOLFO LOPEZ DURAN, EXILEDR tEFTIST HONDURAN RESIDING WSBURNT AND REPORTER CGTG PAPERAD,PRIL STATED REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT PLANNED WSHQOFS POSSIBLY PRIOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS OR IMMEDIATELY AFTER.

CLAIMS bKJVEMENT HAS SUFFICIENT MONEY, ARMS, SUPPORT OF ftSBURNT AND COSTA RICAN GOVERNMENTS BUT SPECIAL EFFORTS TAKEN TO AVOID REVELAT'OH PLANS.

SIMILAR MOVEMENT PROJECTED FOR DTFROGS. ATED ATTEMPT AGAINST STORAX RELATED TO PENDING MOVEMENT WSHOOFS ANDUNKNOWN.

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