From: Honolulu (Kita)
To: Tokyo
3 December 1941
(PA-K2)
#245 (In 2 parts, complete)

(Military secret.)

 

From Ichiro Fuji to the Chief of #3 Section of Military Staff Headquarters.

 

1. I wish to change my method of communicating by signals to the following:

 

I. Arrange the eight signals in three columns as follows:

 
 Meaning Signal
Battleship divisions including Preparing to sortie. 1
 scouts and screen units
A number of carriers Preparing to sortie. 2
Battleship divisions All departed between 1st and 3rd. 3
Carriers Several departed between 1st and 4
 3rd
Carriers All departed between 1st and 3rd. 5
Battleship divisions All departed between 4th and 6th 6
Carriers Several departed between 4th and 7
 6th
Carriers All departed between 4th and 6th 8

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2. Signals

I. Lanikai* Beach. House will show lights during the night as follows:

 
 Signal
One light between 8 and 9 p. m. ................................ 1
 " " " 9 and 10 p. m. ................................ 2
 " " " 10 and 11 p. m. ................................ 3
 " " " 11 and 12 p. m. ................................ 4
 
II. 
 
Two lights " 12 and 1 a. m. ................................ 5
 " " " 1 and 2 a. m. ................................ 6
 " " " 2 and 3 a. m. ................................ 7
 " " " 3 and 4 a. m. ................................ 8

 

(Part 2)

 

III. Lanikai* Bay, during daylight

If there is a "star" on the head of the sail of the Star Boat it indicates signals 1, 2, 3, or 4.

If there is a "star" and a Roman numeral III it indicates signal 5, 6, 7, or 8.

Lights in the attic window of Kalama House** will indicate the following:

 
Times Signal|Times Signal
1900-2000 ...................... 3 | 2200-2300 ....................... 6
2000-2100 ...................... 4 | 2300-2400 ....................... 7
2100-2200 ...................... 5 | 0000-0100 ....................... 8

V.K.G.M.G.*** Want Ads.

 

A. Chinese rug etc. for sale, apply P. O. box 1476 indicates signal 3 or 6.

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B. CHIC. CO farm etc. apply P. O. box 1476 indicates signal 4 or 7.

 

C. Beauty operator wanted etc. apply P. O. box 1476 indicates signal 5 or 8.

 

3. If the above listed signals and wireless messages cannot be made from Oahu, then on Maui Island, 6 miles to the northward of Kula Sanatorium * * * * at a point halfway be- [24] tween Lower Kula Road and Haleakala Road (latitude 20 40' N., longitude 156 19' W., visible from seaward to the southeast and southwest of Maui Island) the following signal bonfire will be made daily until your EXEX signal is received:

 
Times Signal|Times Signal
From 7-8 .................. 3 or 6 | From 9-10 .................. 5 or 8
From 8-9 .................. 4 or 7 |
 
JD-1:7370 (M) Navy Trans. 12-11-41 (7)
 
*Between Waimanalo and Kailua Beaches on east coast of Oahu.
**A beach village on east coast of Oahu, 1 mile northwest of Lanikai.
***A radio broadcast station in Honolulu.
****At latitude 20-42-45 N., longitude 156-20-20 W. 

 

(EXHIBITS OF JOINT COMMITTEE , EXHIBIT NO. 2 JAPANESE MESSAGES CONCERNING MILITARY

INSTALLATIONS, SHIP MOVEMENTS, ETC.)