August 20, 1941
Re your Circular #1793 [a].
I am reporting to you below information which I have been able to get, though it may be somewhat incoherent.
1. There are many tall buildings in the city, to the upper stories of which admittance is forbidden. It is thought, therefore, that antiaircraft guns have been placed in them. It is fairly certain that guns have been placed on the Great Eastern Hotel (some have actually seen ten disguised machine guns on the top of it,) the (hitchcock?) Avenue Hotel (this is the former Marco Polo Hotel), and on the Insular Life and the Trading Commerce. Besides these, I presume guns have been placed on top of the Capitol, the Municipal Building, the post office, etc. (I believe that the army and the navy both have in their possession a map giving the locations of the tall buildings in the city.).
2. A person has seen during the evenings in the latter part of July, 36 anti-aircraft guns being transported to Camp Murphy.
ARMY 21461 Trans. 8/26/41 (6)
[a] Not available.
(EXHIBITS OF JOINT COMMITTEE , EXHIBIT NO. 2 JAPANESE MESSAGES CONCERNING MILITARY INSTALLATIONS, SHIP MOVEMENTS, ETC.)