From: Davao (Kihara)
August 22, 1941
1. During the middle of July a number of American destroyers entered the harbor of Jolo. We have intelligence to the effect that they came to this port from Hawaii, but we have no evidence to substantiate it.
2. During the last ten days of July, 6 American destroyers entered the ports of Jolo, [a] Kabunko [b] and Kanbin. [b] (Please refer to part 3 of my #32. [c]) While in the area of these three ports, they engaged in target practice with live ammunition.
3. During the middle of August, one large airplane capable of carrying 26 persons landed on the water in the vicinity of Jolo and was tied up there for a number of hours.
4. It is understood that there are approximately 2,000 drums of airplane gasoline stores within the military establishment at Jolo.
Furthermore, reports on the movements of war vessels in and out of the port of Jolo are prone to be delayed because of the existing conditions. Do you want me to send this sort of delayed information by urgent wire? Please wire.
ARMY 23958 Trans. 10-24-41 (6)
[a] Town on the island of the same name, one of the southernmost islands of the Philippine Island group.
[b] Kana spelling.
[c] Not available.
(EXHIBITS OF JOINT COMMITTEE , EXHIBIT NO. 2 JAPANESE MESSAGES CONCERNING MILITARY INSTALLATIONS, SHIP MOVEMENTS, ETC.)