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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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