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Date: 29 Nov 41.
Originator: OPNAV.
Action: CINCPAC.

Arrangements described in your 280627 appear to be best that can be done under the circumstances but suggest advisability of transferring VMF 221 from San Diego to Hawaii via Saratoga X War Dept will instruct COMGEN HAW-DEPT to cooperate with Navy in plans for use of Army pursuit planes and Army troops in support of Marines X War Dept will endeavor to expedite plans for increase of AA defenses but it is doubtful if much improvement is possible soon X Marine Corps will shortly receive 16 37 MM AA guns and receive ammunition in February do you desire these guns for Midway and Wake X Request air mail report on present defenses of all outlying bases and increases planned in immediate future X.

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