800.79611 Putnam. Amelia Earhart/144: Telegram

The Ambassador in Japan (Grew) to the Secretary of State

188. Department’s 107, July 10, 2 p.m. Contents of Department’s telegram under reference communicated immediately to Senior Aide to the Navy Minister who stated that no Japanese aircraft in that area but survey ship Koshu has proceeded toward Marshall Islands and should now be there. Japanese radio stations have been ordered [Page 816] to be on continuous watch for Earhart signals and many Japanese fishing craft in and to east of Marshall Islands have been instructed to be on lookout. The Senior Aide expressed greatest willingness to cooperate.32

  1. The Department’s telegram No. 109, July 12, noon, expressed “appreciation of Japanese Government’s cooperation.” (800.79011 Putnam, Amelia Earhart/149)