EXHIBIT NO. 38 (HART INQUIRY)
                           HEADQUARTERS, COMMANDER EASTERN SEA FRONTIER,
                          90 Church Street, New York, N. Y., 6 May 1944.
Secret
From: Vice Admiral H. F. Leary, U. S. N., Commander, Eastern Sea
      Frontier.
To: Admiral Thomas C. Hart, U. S. N. (Ret.), General Board, Navy
    Department, Washington, D. C.
Subj: Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor, on 7 December 1941.
Encl.: (A) Transcript of testimony of Vice Admiral H. F. Leary, U. S.
       N., dated 3 May 1944.

1. In sending this letter, my attitude is that my oath is still binding. I hereby state that I have verified my testimony given on 3 May 1944 and the transcript as it now stands is correct.

2. The transmission of this letter, by registered mail, within the Domestic Mail System of the United States is hereby authorized.

                                                        /s/ H. F. Leary.
                                                            H. F. LEARY.


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