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EXHIBIT NO. 1 (HART INQUIRY)
Confidential
17 FEBRUARY 1944.

From: Admiral Thomas C. Hart, U. S. Navy, Retired, Examining Officer.
To: Rear Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, U. S. Navy, Retired. 
Subject: Examination of witnesses for purpose of recording and preserving 
         testimony pertinent to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, T. 
         H., on 7 December 1941.
Reference: (a) Precept for subject examination. 
           (b) Section 734, Naval Courts and Boards, 1937. 

1. Reference (a) details Admiral Thomas C. Hart, U. S. Navy, Retired, to conduct the subject examination and further provides as follows:

"In view of the fact that Rear Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, U. S. Retired, was, on 7 December 1941, serving on active duty as the commander-in-chief, U. S. Pacific Fleet, with the rank of Admiral, U. S. Navy, and therefore, has an interest in the matter into which this examination is being made, you will notify him of the times and places of the meetings to be had and that he has the right to be present, to have counsel, to introduce, examine, and cross-examine witnesses, to introduce matter pertinent to the examination and to testify or declare in his own behalf at his own request."

2. In compliance with the portion of reference (a) above quoted, you are hereby advised that the first meeting of the examination will occur at 0930 a. m. on Tuesday, 22 February 1944 in room 2744, Navy Department, Washington, D. C. You have the right to be present at that and subsequent meetings, to have counsel, to introduce, examine, and cross-examine witnesses, to introduce matter pertinent to the examination and to testify or declare in your own behalf at your own request.

3. It is requested that receipt of this letter be acknowledged.

/s/ Thos. C. Hart
THOS C. HART

A true copy. Attest:
THOMAS C. HART.
Admiral, U. S. Navy, Retired,
Examining Officer.


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