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ADDRESS OFFICIAL COMMUNICATIONS TO
THE SECRETARY OF STATE
WASHINGTON, D. C.
Novinger [[Bayride?]]
9-4981
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
WASHINGTON
In reply refer to
AD
July 6, 1944
SECRET
My dear Mr. Stanton:
This will confirm the arrangement which have been made for sending a technical mission to Spain in connection with the proposed establishment of American air services into that country.
This mission is to be comprised of yourself; Mr Oswald Ryan of the Civil Aeronautics Board; and Mr. Fred Novinger of the Civil Aeronautics Administration. Priorities have been requested for the three of you on the Pan American Airways plane leaving New York on July 11. The embassy at Madrid has been advised that the group plans to arrive at Lisbon about July 13, and the Embassy has been requested to make arrangements for transportation between Lisbon and Madrid.
Our Ambassador to Spain has suggested that Madrid be the point of arrival, so that the mission may obtain background information from the Embassy before beginning detatiled converstaions with any of the Spanish authorities. It is possible, however, that the mission will be met and accompanied at least part of the way to Madrid by Spanish officials.
Ambassador Hayes believes it desirable that no publicity be given to the Mission's trip. He also suggests that members of the mission be cautioned not to give the impression that they have any objective other
than
Mr. Charles I. Stanton,
Administartor of Civil Aeronautics,
Washington, D. C.
FOR VICTORY
BUY
UNITED
STATES
SAVINGS
BONDS
AND
STAMPS
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