PROCEEDINGS OF NAVY COURT OF INQUIRY3

[a] Exhibits

Exhibit

Character of—

Admitted in evidence

Page

1

General Order No. 142

9

2

General Order No. 143

9

3

General Order No. 170

9

4

Navy Basic War Plan, Rainbow Number 5 (WPL-46)

19

5

U. S. Pacific Fleet Operating Plan, Rainbow 5, Navy Plan O-1, Rainbow Five (WP Pac-46)

10

6

Joint Action of the Army and Navy 1935 Document No. FTP-155

27

7

14ND Plan O-4 called Joint Coastal Frontier Defense Plan, Hawaiian Theater (JCD-42)

11

8

Pacific Fleet Confidential Letter No. 2CL-41, dated 14 October 1941, subject, Security of Fleet at Base and in Operating Areas

11

9

Copy of letter dated 24 January 1941 from the Secretary of the Navy to the Secretary of War

25

10

Memorandum dated 4 June 1941 from Admiral Husband E. Kimmel to Admiral Harold R. Stark

29

11

Letter dated 28 August 1941 from Admiral Harold R. Stark to Admiral Husband E. Kimmel

46

12

Letter dated 23 September 1941 from Admiral Harold R. Stark to Admiral Husband E. Kimmel

47

13

Dispatch dated 16 October 1941, date time group 162203, from the Chief of Naval Operations to the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific

48

14

Letter from Admiral Husband E. Kimmel to Admiral Harold R. Stark, dated 22 October 1941

49

15

Dispatch dated 24 November 1941, date time group 242005, from the Chief of Naval Operations to the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific

50

16

Letter dated 25 November 1941 from Admiral Harold R. Stark to Admiral Husband E. Kimmel

54

17

Dispatch dated 27 November 1941, date time group 273337, from the Chief of Naval Operations to the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific

54

18

Dispatch dated 26 November 1941, date time group 270038, from the Chief of Naval Operations to the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific

63

19

Dispatch dated 28 November 1941, date time group 290110, from the Chief of Naval

66

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20

Dispatch dated 3 December 1941, date time group 031850, from Naval Operations to the Commander-in-Chief, Asiatic, Pacific, et al

67

21

Dispatch from Naval Operations to Naval Station, Guam, dated 4 December 1941, date time group 042017

69

22

Dispatch dated 6 December 1941, date time group 061743, from Naval Operations to the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific

70

23

Two enclosures of letter dated 1 May 1941 from Commandant, 14th Naval District,

81

24

Letter from the Secretary of War to the Secretary of the Navy, dated 7 February 1941, subject, Air Defense of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

83

25

Fitness report on Admiral Husband E. Kimmel from 1 October 1941 to 17 December 1941

86

26

Letter from Admiral Harold R. Stark to Admiral J. O. Richardson, dated 27 May 1940

89

27

Letter from the Commander-in-Chief, U. S. Fleet, to the Chief of Naval Operations, dated 22 October 1940, subject, War Plans—Status and readiness of in view of the current international situation

92

28

Letter from the Commander-in-Chief, U. S. Fleet, to the Chief of Naval Operations, dated 7 January 1941, subject, Situation concerning the Security of the Fleet, etc.

96

29

Letter from Admiral Harold R. Stark to Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, dated 10 February 1941

96

30

Letter from Admiral Husband E. Kimmel to Admiral Harold R. Stark, dated 18 February 1941

96

31

Letter from Admiral Harold R. Stark to Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, dated 25 February 1941

98

32

Letter dated 22 March 1941 from Admiral Harold R. Stark to Admiral Husband E. Kimmel

111

33

Letter dated 26 May 1941 from the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific, to the Chief of Naval Operations, signed by Admiral Husband E. Kimmel

111

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34

Letter dated 26 July 1941 from Admiral Husband E. Kimmel to Admiral Harold R. Stark

119

35

Letter from Admiral Harold R. Stark to Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, dated 22 August 1941

121

36

Letter dated 12 September 1941 from Admiral Husband E. Kimmel to Admiral Harold R. Stark

129

37

Letter dated 23 September 1941 from Admiral Harold R. Stark to Admiral Husband E. Kimmel

131

38

Letter dated 17 October 1941 from Admiral Harold R. Stark to Admiral Husband E. Kimmel.

131

4 CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION PEARL HARBOR ATTACK

Exhibit

Character of—

Admitted in evidence

39

Letter dated 14 November 1941 from Admiral Harold R. Stark to Admiral Husband E. Kimmel

Page 135

39A

Memorandum from the War and Navy Departments to the President, dated 5 November 1941, Serial 0130012, subject, Estimate concerning Far Eastern Situation

136

40

Dispatch from the Chief of Naval Operations to the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific, date time group 270040, dated 26 November 1941

151

41

Letter dated 7 May 1941 from the Commandant, 14th Naval District, to the Chief of Naval Operations, subject, Local Defense Measures of Urgency

175

42

Letter from the Commander-in-Chief, U. S. Pacific Fleet, to the Chief of Naval Operations, dated 20 May 1941, subject, Fourteenth Naval District—Local Defense Forces

176

43

Letter from the Chief of Naval Operations to the Commander-in-Chief, U. S. Fleet, dated 23 June 1941, subject, Fourteenth Naval District—Local Defense Forces

176

44

Annual Report of the Commander-in-Chief, U. S. Pacific Fleet, dated 15 August 1941 from the Commander-in-Chief, U. S. Fleet, to the Secretary of the Navy via the Chief of Naval Operations

176

[d]
45

Communication of August 1941 (date obscure) from the Chief of Naval Operations to the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific, subject, Fourteenth Naval District—Local Defense Forces

177

46

Basic letter dated 17 October 1941 from the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet, to the Chief of Naval Operations, subject, Reappraisal of Local Defense Forces, Hawaiian Coastal Frontier

178

47

Letter dated 25 November 1941 from the Chief of Naval Operations to the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific, and Commandant, Fourteenth Naval District, subject, Local Defense Forces, Hawaiian Naval Coastal Frontier

179

48

Memorandum of dispatch dated 7 December 1941, time 12:17, from War Department to various officers, including Commanding General, Hawaiian Department, Fort Shafter, Hawaii

272

49

Letter dated 15 February 1941 from the Chief of Naval Operations to the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific, subject, Anti-torpedo baffles for protection against torpedo plane attacks, Pearl Harbor

292

50

Letter dated 2 December 1941 from Admiral Kimmel to Admiral Stark

345

51

Letter dated 2 December 1941 from Admiral Husband E. Kimmel to Admiral Harold R. Stark, subject, Defense of Outlying Bases

345

52

Pacific Fleet confidential letter 14CL-41 dated 31 October 1941, subject, Task Forces—Organization and Missions

35

53

Operations Plan 1-41 dated 27 February 1941, with annexes (a) to (e) inclusive, issued by Admiral Claude C. Bloch, Naval Base Defense Officer, Commandant Fourteenth Naval District

382

54

Letter dated 17 February 1941 from the Chief of Naval Operations to Commandants First, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh. Eight, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth, Thirteenth, Fourteenth, Fifteenth, and Sixteenth Naval Districts & to Commandant Naval Station Guantanamo, subject. Anti-torpedo baffles for Protection against torpedo plane attacks Pearl Harbor

414

[e]
55

Letter dated 13 June 1941 from the Chief of Naval Operations to Commandants of First, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth, Thirteenth, Fourteenth, Fifteenth, and Sixteenth Naval Districts, subject, Anti-torpedo Baffles for Protection against Torpedo Plane Attacks, Pearl Harbor

414

56

Letter dated 11 February 1941, Serial No. 07830, from the Chief of Naval Operations to the Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance, subject, Experimental and Development Work on Nets and Booms

415

57

Fortnightly summary of current National Situation prepared by ONI dated 1 December 1941, signed by T. S. Wilkinson

502

58

Pacific Fleet confidential letter 23CL-42 dated 6 May 1942, signed by Admiral C. W. Nimitz, and enclosure A thereof signed by Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, subject, Battle Organization and Condition of Readiness Watches at Sea

503

59

Letter issued by Commander-in-Chief, Pacific, and Commander-in-Chief, U. S. Fleet, signed by Admiral C. W. Nimitz and enclosure ComPatWing Two, Secret letter 0033, dated 30 December 1941, subject, Airplane situation, Hawaiian Area

504

60

Work sheet showing dispositions of vessels in Pearl Harbor on morning of 7 December 1941

512

61

Extracts from official report of Commander-in-Chief, Pacific of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, serial 0479, dated 15 February 1942

572

62

Memorandum of minutes made by Commander William E. G. Taylor of a meeting called by him on 24 November 1941 at the information center, Oahu, T. H.

618

63

File of copies of documents on file in office of the Chief of Naval Operations, prepared at request of the Judge Advocate

691

[f]
64

File of copies of dispatches on file in office of the Chief of Naval Operations, prepared at request of the Judge Advocate

692

65

File of documents assembled by the Federal Communications Commission, on 18 August 1944, certified over signature of Secretary of Commission

741

PROCEEDINGS OF NAVY COURT OF INQUIRY5

Exhibit

Character of—

Admitted in evidence

66

Dispatch dated 3 December 1941 from Naval Operations to the Commander-in-Chief, Asiatic and Commandant, 16th Naval District for action; Commander-in-Chief, Pacific and Commandant, 14th Naval District for information

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903

67

Letter from the Chief of Naval Operations to the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific, dated 1 February 1941

1081

68

File of documents prepared for interested party Admiral Harold R. Stark, at request of the Judge Advocate, by the Director of Naval Communications

1091

69A & 69B

Memoranda of 30 November 1941 and 5 December 1941 submitted by War Plans Officer to the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific

1111

70

Letter from Admiral James 0. Richardson to the Chief of Naval Operations, dated 25 January 1941 subject, Chief of Naval Operations' Plan DOG

1112

71

Letter from the Chief of Naval Operations to Commander-in-Chief, Pacific, dated 24 July 1941, together with enclosure of letter from Chief of Naval Operations to Commander-in-Chief, Asiatic

1113

72

Letter from the Chief of Naval Operations to the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific, dated 2 August 1941, with enclosure of letter from the Chief of Naval Operations to Captain Charles M. Cooke, Jr., dated 31 July 1941

1114

73

Letter from the Chief of Naval Operations to the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific, Commander-in-Chief, Asiatic, and Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic, dated 3 April 1941 subject Observations on the Present International Situation

1115

[g]
74

Letter from the Chief of Naval Operations to the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific, dated 7 November 1941

1116

75

Dispatch from the Chief of Naval Operations to the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific, date time group 282054

1136

76

Dispatches 280627, dated 28 November 1941, from the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific, to the Chief of Naval Operations; 300419, dated 30 November 1941, from the Chief of Naval Operations to the Commander-in-Chief, Asiatic, and the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific; 212155, dated 21 January 1941, from the Chief of Naval Operations, to the Commander-in-Chief, U. S. Fleet; and 070645, dated 7 December 1941, from Commander-in-Chief, Asiatic, to the Chief of Naval Operations

1137

77

Dispatch 292350, dated 30 November 1941, from the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific, to the Chief of Naval Operations; and 301709, dated 30 November 1941, from the Chief of Naval Operations to the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific

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