EXHIBIT NO. 20 (HART INQUIRY)
                                                        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.


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