OP-23-H-KB 2/19
(SC) A16-1/PW2
Serial 015823
                                                          FEB. 27, 1941.
From: Chief of Naval Operations.
To:   Chief of Bureau of Aeronautics.
      Chief of Bureau of Ordnance.
      Chief of Bureau of Yards and Docks.
      Chief of Bureau of Supplies and Accounts.
Subject: Patrol Wing Two-Readiness of.
Reference: (a) Compatwing Two Confid. Ltr. PW2/A16-3/022 of 16 January
Enclosure: (A) Copy of reference (a).

1. Enclosure (A) is forwarded for information.

2 In separate correspondence the Chief of Naval Operations has already indicated his desires on the following items of paragraph 5 of reference (a)

           (a) 1. (a) 3. (b) 2. (b) 4.
           (a) 2. (a) 4. (b) 3. (b) 5.

3. In regard to the remaining items and to the general situation the Chief of Naval Operations desires the addressees to be guided by the following policy: In case of hostilities practically all the aircraft of the Pacific and Asiatic Fleets may be dependent upon the Hawaiian Area for logistics. The Area should be prepared expeditiously to handle this contingency. Needs that can be foreseen should be supplied by the Bureaus in advance of requisition.

                                                R. E. INGERSOLL, Acting.
Copy to: Cincpac, Comscofor
         Comairscofor, Compatwing 2,
         Com. 14, NAS Pearl.