10 Cablegram From Makin to Spender
Cablegram, Washington, 30 June 1950
488. IMMEDIATE SECRET
Our 484 paragraph 3.
As the Secretary and Assistant Secretaries were in conference I conveyed the information contained in your 273 to Labouisse, Director of Office of British Commonwealth and Northern European Affairs, who expressed pleasure and gratitude.
At the same time I received the following formal note in reply to the note referred to in my telegram 477.
Begins. The Secretary of State notes with pleasure that Australian Government has decided to send the vessels Shoalhaven and Bataan to the assistance of Republic of Korea in support of Resolution passed by United Nations Security Council.
The United States Government accepts with gratitude the offer of the Australian Government to make available the squadron of mustangs now in Japan. Since it is, of course, impossible to determine here to just what use these aircraft can best be put, it is requested that their commander get in touch with appropriate United States Military authorities in Japan, notifying them that the squadron is available. General MacArthur has been notified of the Australian offer of vessels and aircraft. Ends.
[NAA : A6364, WH1950/1 IN]