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Parent Comprehensive Report including Status of Keenan
Date 10 April 1947
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 4
Folder General Reports and Memoranda from September 1947
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
WAR DEPARTMENT WAR DEPARTMENT SPECIAL STAFF CIVIL AFFAIRS DIVISION WASHINGTON 25, D. C. 10 April 1947 Mr. Frank S. Tavenner International Prosecution Section GHQ-SCAP APO 500, c/o PM San Francisco, California Dear Frank: Was delighted to receive your letter of 27 March. Will try to give you a comprehensive report in this letter as there have been so many messages going back and forth that might he rather misleading. I don't see yours or anybody else's letters that go to Mr. Keenan, unless he reads me certain portions or all of them, or turns them over to me for action. I was under the impression that your letter of 27 February was about your own personal situation and therefore, I advised you on the telecon that Mr. Keenan told me that he had written you in answer to that letter. I had prepared a letter for his signature on that subject. Upon receipt of your letter of yesterday, I talked with Dr. Brown and he is starting work on the two talks that you referred to. As a matter of fact, he had already requested the argument on the Supreme Commander and has done considerable work. This will he forwarded to you shortly. Mr. Keenan looks fine. Had a long talk with him Monday night and again yesterday. Monday he stated that he would be ready to leave for Japan in ten days. I am of the opinion, however, that it would be better if he didn't leave until sometime about the first of May. As soon as I know the plans, of course, I shall notify you and I know he will do likewise. I think that your statement regarding the Defense is exactly correct, as even at this long range, a good many people here felt that some of the Defense lawyers were taking advantage of the situation and were not devoting themselves entirely to hard work.