Home > Encyclopedia > Messages


A number of warning messages were sent from Washington, D.C. to commanders in Hawaii. On 27 November war warnings were sent by General George C. Marshall (Marshall, George C.) to Lieutenant-General Walter C. Short (Short, Walter C.) and by Admiral H. R. Stark (Stark, Harold R.), Chief of Naval Operations, to Admiral Husband E. Kimmel (Kimmel, Husband E.), Commander in Chief Pacific (CinCPAC). On 7 December, the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor, General Marshall sent an alert to Lt-General Short at Fort Shafter, but its delivery by Tadao Fuchikami (Fuchikami, Tadao) was delayed until long after the attack was over.

See also: CinCPAC; espionage; Fuchikami, Tadao; Kimmel, Husband E.; Marshall, George C.; Short, Walter C.; Stark, Harold R.