From: Panama (Akiyama)
August 18, 1941
Report on observations:
1. Ships moving through the Panama Canal toward the Atlantic:
August 15th Four U. S. submarines (number------)
" 16th Two " freighters
" 17th One " "
One ----- "
2. Moving toward Pacific:
August 15th One U. S. freighter
One DeGaullist Government destroyer
(Triumphant) (now anchored at
3. August 17th One U. S. destroyer anchored at Balboa
One warship which appeared to be a
cruiser was seen to arrive.
Recently five large-size destroyers have been in port (taking on fuel, rations and other supplies).
ARMY 22813 Trans. 9-29-41 (S)
(EXHIBITS OF JOINT COMMITTEE , EXHIBIT NO. 2 JAPANESE MESSAGES CONCERNING MILITARY
INSTALLATIONS, SHIP MOVEMENTS, ETC.)