July 18, 1979 • 1754 • Georgetown-State • 3187

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GEORGE 03187 210903Z
ACTION ARA-15
INFO OCT-01 ADS-00 /016 W
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R 181754Z JUL 79
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 113
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 3187
FOR ARA/EX/FM
FOL TEL FM HQ USAF RPTD
FOR YOUR ACTION:
QUOTE R 181330Z JUL 79 FM HQ USAF WASHDC //ACFS//
TO RUESON/AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN GUYANA
INFO RUEAHQA/HQ USAF WASHDC //ACFS//
UNCLAS
FOR THE ATTENTION OF MR BOB MASON

SUBJ: DOD PURCHASES OF AVGAS FROM TEXACO DURING JONESTOWN OPERATIONS

1. WE WERE FORMALLY NOTIFIED BY MR RALPH CARTER, TEXACO WEST INDIES LTD, IN LATE JUNE THAT THE AIR FORCE AND THE ARMY HAD NOT YET PAID FOR AVIATION FUEL PURCHASES TOTALING $99,621 INCURRED DURING JONESTOWN AIRLIFT SUPPORT. WE ADVISED MR CARTER THAT AE DID NOT HACE DILLS [HE DID NOT HAVE BILLS] AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS FOR THESE PURCHASES AND REQUESTED DUPLICATES IN ORDER TO EXPEDITE PAYMENT. UNFORTUNATELY THE DUPLICATES ARE OF SUCH POOR QUALITY THAT THEY ARE PRACTICALLY ILLEGIBLE.

2. IN THE SAME CORRESPONDENCE MR CARTER INFORMED US THAT THE ORIGINAL BILLS WERE FORWARDED PER STATE DEPARTMENT INSTRUCTIONS TO THE U.S. EMBASSY FOR THE ATTENTION OF MR BOB MASON. MR CARTER

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ALSO STATED THAT HE BELIEVED MR MASON MAILED THE BILLS TO AN OFFICE IN THE PENTAGON. WE CHECKED WITH LOGICAL RECIPIENTS OF THESE BILLS AND ARE UNABLE TO LOCATE THEM.

3. REQUEST YOU PROVIDE LEGIBLE DUPLICATES IF AT ALL POSSIBLE BY MAIL TO HQ USAF/ACFS, ATTN: ANTHONY QUEERN, WASHINGTON DC 20330. IF UNABLE TO COMPLY WITH THIS REQUEST, PLEASE RESPOND BY MESSAGE TO THIS EFFECT AND PROVIDE THE ADDRESS AND OFFICE SYMBOL IN THE PENTAGON TO WHICH THE ORIGINAL BILLS WERE MAILED. WE WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR EARLIEST CONSIDERATION IN THIS MATTER IN ORDER THAT WE MAY SATISFY ANY OUTSTANDING DEBTS OF THIS NATURE. UNQUOTE

DWYER

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Originally posted on October 25th, 2020.

Last modified on November 16th, 2020.
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