The Ambassador in Japan (Grew) to the Secretary of State
[Received July 5.]
Subject: Bombing of Methodist Episcopal Mission Property at Chungking by Japanese Aircraft on June 1, 1941.[Page 714]
Sir: With reference to my telegram no. 771 dated June 5, 9 p.m.,40 reporting the conversation I had with the Minister for Foreign Affairs on the above subject, I have the honor to enclose a copy of the signed note I handed him at the time, together with a copy of my memorandum of our conversation.
On the following day, June 6, 1941, the Foreign Minister sent me a message through his secretary stating that he had on that day taken up with the War Minister at the Cabinet meeting the question of aerial bombardment in China affecting American property, and that the War Minister had given him assurances that special care would be taken in the future. The receipt of this message was reported in the Embassy’s telegram no. 781 of June 6, 8 p.m.40