OCTOBER 29, 1941.
From: Manila, P. I.
No. 700, October 28th.
Three Japanese aircraft carriers including one latest type comma two armed merchant vessels of unknown size suitable for transports and one aircraft tender are now at Takao Formosa. Commander in chief combined naval and air forces has been ordered to Takao G-2. Comment report concerning commander in chief may signify beginning of assembling of an expeditionary force.
(PROCEEDINGS OF CLARKE INVESTIGATION pg. 185)