NAVY DEPARTMENT, Washington, 10 March 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) Examining Officer's ltr. dated 17 February 1944 addressed to Rear Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, U. S. Navy, Retired. (b) Examining Officer's ltr. dated 4 March 1944 to Rear Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, U. S. Navy, Retired.
1. As you were advised by reference (a), subject examination met at 9:00 a. m., Tuesday, 7 March 1944. At that and subsequent meetings to date, the following witnesses have appeared and testified before the Examining Officer:
C. C. Bloch, U. S. Navy, Retired Commander Benjamin Katz, U. S. Navy Rear Admiral W. W. Smith, U. S. Navy Rear Admiral L. D. McCormick, U. S. Navy Rear Admiral W. S. Delany, U. S. Navy.
2. The Examining Officer intends to continue hearings on each week day hereafter, in Room 2744, Navy Department, Washington, D. C., and to call the following members of the naval forces:
Vice Admiral W. S. Pye, U. S. Navy, Retired Rear Admiral P. N. L. Bellinger, U. S. Navy Rear Admiral Wilson Brown, U. S. Navy Admiral A. C. Davis, U. S. Navy.
3. You are hereby advised of time and place of the meetings, as set forth above, and of the fact that you will be accorded the rights set forth in detail in reference (a). You will be further advised of subsequent meetings, at all of which you will be entitled to the rights outlined in reference (a).
/s/ Thos. C. Hart. THOS. C. HART. A true copy. Attest: THOMAS C. HART, Admiral, U. S. Navy, Retired, Examining Officer.