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PROCEEDINGS OF THE HART INQUIRY
MONDAY, APRIL 10, 1944
TWENTY-FIFTH DAY
                                          HEADQUARTERS, COMMANDER AIRCRAFT
                                                    SOUTHERN PACIFIC FORCE.

The examination met at 8:15 a. m.

Present:

Admiral Thomas C. Hart, U. S. Navy, Retired, examining officer, and his counsel and assistant counsel.

Ship's Clerk Charles O. Lee, U. S. Naval Reserve, reporter.

The examining officer decided to postpone the reading of the record of proceedings of the twenty-fourth day of the examination until such time as it shall be reported ready, and in the meantime to proceed with the examination.

No witnesses not otherwise connected with the examination were present.

Vice Admiral Aubrey W. Fitch, U. S. Navy, who had previously testified, was called before the examining officer, informed that his oath previously taken was still binding, and stated that he had read over the testimony given by him on the twenty-fourth day of the examination, pronounced it correct, was duly warned, and withdrew.

Captain George VanDeurs, U. S. Navy, who had previously testified, was called before the examining officer, informed that his oath previously taken was still binding, and stated that he had read over the testimony given by him on the twenty-fourth day of the examination, pronounced it correct, was duly warned, and withdrew.

The examination then, at 8:20 a. m., was adjourned to await the call of the examining officer.


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