From: Panama (Akiyama)
October 6, 1941
The result of my investigations, as I reported in my secret letter #142 [a] are as follows:
1. The airplane bases which the United States is constructing are located at La Chorrera in Panama province, (please refer to part 4 of my #149 [a]) Chitre in Herrera province, Mensabe [b] in Los Santos province and at Remidios and Las Ra-Hasu in Chiriqui province
2. The Panamanian airports already constructed which will be converted into military establishments are the ones at David in Chiriqui province and Paidonya [b] outside the limits of Panama City.
3. Airports which have been surveyed but because of the poor condition of the terrain have not been constructed, are the airports at Guarare in Los Santos province and at eight other projected points.
ARMY 24465 Trans. 11/7/41 (2)
[a] Not available.
[b] Kana spelling.
(EXHIBITS OF JOINT COMMITTEE , EXHIBIT NO. 2 JAPANESE MESSAGES CONCERNING MILITARY
INSTALLATIONS, SHIP MOVEMENTS, ETC.)