Letter from Commander John Ford to Frank Knox about the Japanese in Hawaii

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Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians Collection

Letter from Commander John Ford to Frank Knox about the Japanese in Hawaii. He warns about the infiltration of "disloyals" and stresses the failure of the FBI and military in controlling the situation. Also mentions the Big Five's dependence on skilled Japanese labor. Knox forwards this to President Roosevelt urging him to consider evacuating all Japanese and expresses his frustration that Hawaiian evacuation has not been discussed.

April 20, 1942

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  • Ford, John
  • Knox, Frank

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Courtesy of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians

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