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1941 Attack on Pearl Harbor warning ?....
Item # 677141
January 03, 1943
NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 3, 1943
* Bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii warning
* Joseph Grew warned the State Department
The front page has a two column heading: "Japan's Plans Long Known, '31-'41 State Papers Reveal" Lengthy text continues on page 36. This was when this report was first made public to the American citizens.
Complete 1st section only with all 46 pages, rag edition in very nice condition.
wikipedia notes: On January 27, 1941, Grew secretly cabled the State Department with rumors passed on by Peru's Minister to Japan, that "Japan military forces planned a surprise mass attack at Pearl Harbor in case of 'trouble' with the United States." Grew's own published account of 1944 said, "There is a lot of talk around town [Tokyo] to the effect that the Japanese in case of a break with the United States, are planning to go all out in a surprise mass attack on Pearl Harbor.". Grew's report was provided to Admiral Harold R. Stark, Chief of Naval Operations, and Admiral Husband Kimmel, Commander-in-chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, but it was discounted by everyone involved in Washington and Hawaii.
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