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Exchange of Messages Between the President and Chancellor Adenauer on the Air Force Disaster in Germany.

August 13, 1955

[Released August 13, 1955. Dated August 12, 1955]

I HAVE RECEIVED your expression of regret concerning the Air Force disaster in Germany. I am most grateful for your sympathy and have made your kind message known to the American people.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

Note: Chancellor Adenaucr's message, received by the Secretary of State, follows:

On the occasion of the serious disaster which occurred to the United States Air Force by the crashing of the troop transport near Edelweiler, I would like you to transmit to the President of the United States my deepest sympathy. I express my sincere condolences to the relatives of the soldiers who met with the fatal accident.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Exchange of Messages Between the President and Chancellor Adenauer on the Air Force Disaster in Germany. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/233495

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