Memo from Dillon Myer to Secretary of War Henry Stimson

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Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians Collection

Memo from Dillon Myer to Secretary of War Henry Stimson regarding DeWitt's Final Report. Myer summarizes DeWitt's reoprt, focusing on his justifications of military necessity: illicit communications and ship-to-shore signaling. Quotes parts of DeWitt's report where he discusses the threat of the Japanese on the West Coast. In summary, Myer suggests that the decision to evacuate was made before the government had any evidence and that Intelligence did not adequately investigate individuals before evacuating.

29-Apr-44

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  • Myer, Dillon S.
  • Stimson, Henry

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