DECEMBER 28, 1940.
AG 380.3 (12-28-40) M
From: Grunert, Manila, P. I.
Prority For G-2
Netherlands Consul sources: Japan attacks January 15 against Netherlands Indies with light Naval force and transports against New Guinea simultaneously with Naval force and transports against Java. Evaluation of plan high. Evaluation of date doubtful.
United Press sources: Two German vessels have been outfitted Shanghai with Japan guns as raiders, three German vessels being outfitted at Tsingtao and two at Canton. All German vessels in Japan controlled ports are to be outfitted as raiders before January 16. Signed, O'Rear.
(PROCEEDINGS OF CLARKE INVESTIGATION pg. 171)