Army & Navy: No Cause for Action

Bob Patterson made his first explosive announcement since becoming Secretary of War (TIME, Oct. 1). He had completed a personal investigation of 57-year-old Colonel Theodore Wyman Jr., the Army's district engineer in Hawaii at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack, and found him a fit officer and gentleman.

In a hitherto suppressed portion of the Army Pearl Harbor Board report, Regular Army officer Wyman and his great & good friend Hans Wilhelm Rohl, a German-alien contractor, were accused of ". . . a scale of riotous living, drunkenness and both private and public misconduct . . . together." Rohl, on whose...

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