394.115 Panay/7: Telegram

The Naval Attaché in Japan (Bemis) to the Chief of Naval Operations (Leahy)61

1613. Senior Aide to Navy Minister called today to inform Naval Attaché of sinking of U. S. S. Panay by Japenese bombing planes and stated: “Navy Minister wishes to express to Secretary of Navy and U. S. Navy his sincerest regret to this unhappy accident.[”]

  1. Copy transmitted to the Department by the Navy Department.