[This file contains: "Report of Admiral H. Kent Hewitt to Secretary of  
Navy, dated July 12, 1945", pp. 387-527] 
 

PEARL HARBOR ATTACK

HEARINGS BEFORE THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE INVESTIGATION OF THE PEARL HARBOR ATTACK CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES SEVENTY-NINTH CONGRESS FIRST SESSION PURSUANT TO S. Con. Res. 27 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN INVESTIGATION OF THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR ON DECEMBER 7, 1941, AND EVENTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES RELATING THERETO PART 39 REPORTS, FINDINGS, AND CONCLUSIONS OF ROBERTS COMMISSION, ARMY PEARL HARBOR BOARD, NAVY COURT OF INQUIRY, AND HEWITT INQUIRY, WITH ENDORSEMENTS Printed for the use of the Joint Committee on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE WASHINGTON : 1946
Page ii JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE INVESTIGATION OF THE PEARL HARBOR ATTACK ALBEN W. BARKLEY, Senator from Kentucky, Chairman JERE COOPER, Representative from Tennessee, Vice Chairman WALTER F. GEORGE, Senator from Georgia JOHN W. MURPHY, Representative SCOTT W. LUCAS, Senator from Illinois from Pennsylvania OWEN BREWSTER, Senator from Maine BERTRAND W. GEARHART, Representa- HOMER FERGUSON, Senator from Michi- tive from California gan FRANK B. KEEFE, Representative J. BAYARD CLARK, Representative from from Wisconsin North Carolina COUNSEL (Through January 14, 1946) WILLIAM D. MITCHELL, General Counsel GERHARD A. GESELL, chief Assistant Counsel JULE M. HANNAFORD, Assistant Counsel JOHN E. MASTEN, Assistant Counsel (After January 14, 1946) SETH W. RICHARDSON, General Counsel SAMUEL H. KAUFMAN, Associate General Counsel JOHN E. MASTEN, Assistant Counsel EDWARD P. MORGAN, Assistant Counsel LOGAN J. LANE, Assistant Counsel Page iii HEARINGS OF JOINT COMMITTEE Part Pages Transcript Hearings No. pages 1 1- 399 1- 1058 Nov. 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, and 21, 1945. 2 401- 982 1059- 2586 Nov. 23, 24, 26 to 30, Dec. 3 and 4, 1945. 3 983-1583 2587- 4194 Dec. 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, and 13, 1945. 4 1585-2063 4195- 5460 Dec. 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21, 1945. 5 2065-2492 5461- 6646 Dec. 31, 1945, and Jan. 2, 3, 4, and 5, 1946. 6 2493-2920 6647- 7888 Jan. 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 21, 1946. 7 2921-3378 7889- 9107 Jan. 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, and 29, 1946. 8 3379-3927 9108-10517 Jan. 30, 31, Feb. 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6, 1946. 9 3929-4599 10518-12277 Feb. 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, and 14, 1946. 10 4601-5151 12278-13708 Feb. 15, 16, 18, 19, and 20, 1946. 11 5153-5560 13709-14765 Apr. 9 and 11, and May 23 and 31, 1946. EXHIBITS OF JOINT COMMITTEE Part Exhibits Nos. 12 1 through 6. 13 7 and 8. 14 9 through 43. 15 44 through 87. 16 88 through 110. 17 111 through 128. 18 129 through 156. 19 157 through 172. 20 173 through 179. 21 180 through 183, and Exhibits-Illustrations. 22 through 25 Roberts Commission Proceedings. 26 Hart Inquiry Proceedings. 27 through 31 Army Pearl Harbor Board Proceedings. 32 through 33 Navy Court of Inquiry Proceedings. 34 Clarke Investigation Proceedings 35 Clausen Investigation Proceedings. 36 through 38 Hewitt Inquiry Proceedings. 39 Reports of Roberts Commission, Army Pearl Harbor Board. Navy Court of Inquiry and Hewitt Inquiry, with endorse- ments. Page iv JOINT COMMITTEE EXHIBIT NO. 157 TABLE OF CONTENTS Page 1. Report of Roberts Commission, dated January 23, 1942 ............ 1 2. Report of Army Pearl Harbor Board dated October 20, 1944 ........ 23 3. Appendix No. 1: Supplemental Report of Army Pearl Harbor Board on phases mentioned in House Military Affairs report which relate to the Pearl Harbor disaster ....................................... 179 4. Exhibits A and B to appendix No. 1 (above) ...................... 219 5. Top Secret Report, Army Pearl Harbor Board ...................... 220 6. November 25, 1944, memorandum, from Judge Advocate General for Secretary of War, re APHB report ................................ 231 7. September 14, 1945, memorandum, from Judge Advocate General for Secretary of War, re Lt. Col. Henry C. Clausen's Investigation .. 270 8. September 14, 1945, memorandum from Judge Advocate General for Secretary of War, re APHB Top Secret Report reviewed in connec- tion with Clausen Investigation ................................. 283 9. Report of Naval Court of Inquiry, dated October 19, 1944 ........ 297 10. Addendum to Navy Court of Inquiry findings of fact ............. 323 11. First endorsement to Navy Court of Inquiry report, by Navy Judge Advocate General for Commander in Chief, United States Fleet, and Chief of Naval Operations, dated November 2, 1944 .......... 330 12. November 3, 1944, memorandum from CincUS and CNO to Secretary of Navy, listing parts of Navy Court of Inquiry record that contain information of super secret nature ............................. 332 13. Second endorsement to Navy Court of Inquiry report by CincUS and CNO to Secretary of Navy, dated November 6, 1944 (not made public) ........................................................ 335 14. Paraphrase of second endorsement (item 13) which was made public ......................................................... 345 15. Third endorsement to Navy Court of Inquiry report, by Secretary of Navy, dated December 1, 1944 ................................ 354 16. Fourth endorsement (undated) to Navy Court of Inquiry report, and fourth endorsement to report of Hewitt Inquiry, by Secretary of Navy (not made public) ...................................... 355 17. Paraphrase of fourth endorsement (item 16), dated August 1945, made public August 29, 1945 .................................... 371 18. December 3, 1944, memorandum, from CincUS and CNO to Secretary of Navy, commenting on report of Army Pearl Harbor Board ....... 383 19. Third endorsement to report of Hewitt Inquiry, by CincUS and CNO to Secretary of Navy, dated August 13, 1945 .................... 387 20. Second endorsement to report of Hewitt Inquiry, by Navy Judge Advocate General for CincUS and CNO. Dated August 10, 1945 ..... 388 21. First endorsement to report of Hewitt Inquiry, by Secretary of Navy, dated July 25, 1945 ...................................... A HREF="hewitt-1.html#389">389 22. Report of Admiral H. Kent Hewitt to Secretary of Navy, dated July 12, 1945 .................................................. 390 Table of Contents .............................................. 393

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