BLOCKING SHIPEMNT (SHIPMENT) OF PLANS FROM PORTUGUESE EAST AFRICA

Created: 4/5/1954

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KFKORANDUMerllne

Blocking Shlpemnt of Plans fron Portuguese Fast Africa

Statefarch to Lisbon, L

Wriier saw Ray Leddypril and queried him ab ut the rrecent

] status of the shipment of plonks. He said he was under the impression,

P" iav'nP been told so by the Munitions Control Board of State, that ue

would be kept fully Informed on this by the MCB. He said thet it had

cn dctcrr-inci that tho plenes originally cone from Rhodesia end hsd

beeno the British, which means that theo

usiness letting these out of their control without our consent (US Kr- Leddy said that State was nowire" under the Br'.tish

ZgZthis matter.

Tbe latest info on thisording to Leddy,able hes been

sent by thr. Portuguese gov't to the Governor of the province in Fortu/niese Erst Africa from which these planes are to be for have beo n) shipped. The shipment will be Eto^ped if they hrve not already left, while they will not he trans-shinnod at theZoneowever, therehance that thte Gutteoslens uill try to divert shipwnno to wwwtort (suchas Puerton which case there seems thr-t ittle can be done unless the British can soctcjehow prevent final delivery.

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