Reviews & Commentary

Writings by Tom Kimmel

 

Tom Kimmel's letter to the editor of Florida Today summarizing his correspondence with Senator John McCain, 9/20/15


"Supreme Court Justice Owen Roberts' Performance--'Crooked as a Snake'? (Regardless the Damage Can Still be Corrected)," by Thomas K. Kimmel, Jr. & J. A. Williams, Esq., 2015

----FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover letter to FDR's Secretary Steven Early, dated 12/12/41, from the FDR Library

-----FBI FOIA Release: 2 letters from Mr. Hoover to Steven Early, both dated 12/12/41

-----FBI FOIA Release: Letter from Mr. Hoover to Supreme Court Associate Justice Owen Roberts, dated 12/18/41

-----FBI FOIA Release: FBI Assistant Director Ladd Memorandum for Mr. Hoover, dated 12/11/41

-----General Short testifies that he suspects Roberts had information akin to the "complete plans" informaiton


"A Tale of Two Letters," by Thomas K. Kimmel, Jr. & Donald Reed, 2015

-----Kimmel & Truman, the rest of the story

-----Did Truman get his mis-information from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover as did Chairman Clarence Cannon?


"Marshall's Deception," a compilation by Tom Kimmel from General Henry Russell's Pearl Harbor Story, 2009


"The FBI's Role in the Pearl Harbor Attack," by Thomas K. Kimmel, Jr., J. A. Williams, Esq., & Paul Glyn Williams, Esq., NMIA, AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE JOURNAL, Fall 2009


"How Was It Possible for a Pearl Harbor to Occur?, by Thomas K. Kimmel, jr. & J. A. Williams, Esq., AFIO's Intelligencer, Winter/Spring 2009


"MAGIC and the Proximate Cause of the Success of the Pearl Harbor Attack," by Thomas K. Kimmel, Jr., 2008


"Unfairly Shouldering the Blame," by Thomas K. Kimmel, Jr., Military History Quarterly, 2002


Tom Kimmel's Letter to the Editor of Air Force Magazine, re General Lavelle & Admiral Kimmel compared, 2011


Tom Kimmel's Letter to the Editor of Air Force Magazine re "Caught on the Ground, by John Correll, 2007 & 2008


Tom Kimmel's Unanswered E-mail to Donald Goldstein re his most-dangerous-sector error, 2007

--Related video: Professor Michael Gannon on Professor Donald Goldstein


Tom Kimmel's letter to the Editor of the Wall Street Journal, "Pearl Harbor Inquiries: A Hard-Won Exoneration," 4/2/04


Tom Kimmel's letter to the Editor of the New York Times, "Pearl Harbor Readiness," 4/20/04


Writings by Admiral Kimmel

 

Admiral Kimmel's memorandum, "Events Leading to the Congressional Investigation of Pearl Harbor Behind the Scenes," dated November 1966


Admiral Kimmel's Story, by Rear Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, 1954, plus "Facts About Pearl Harbor," 1962 & Chairman Cannon's letter to J. Edgar Hoover


"Facts About Pearl Harbor," by Rear Admiral Husband Kimmel, 1962


House Appropriations Chairman Clarence Cannon's letter to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, dated 6/22/58


Admiral Kimmel's letter to Silent Film Star Corinne Griffith, dated 11/7/61


Admiral Kimmel's letter to Admrial David Clark, re Admiral "Ping" Wilkinson's suspected suicide, dated 3/20/60


Admiral Kimmel's Statement to the Joint Congressional Committee, 1/15/46


Admiral Kimmel's "Memorandum of Events in Connection with the Pearl Harbor Investigation," dated 6/6/46


Admiral Kimmel's Inteview of Admiral King, 12/7/44 & Edward Hanify, Esq., comments concerning, dated 8/25/87


Admiral Kimmel's letter to President Harry Truman, 8/20/44

-----Kimmel & Truman, the rest of the story


Writings by Edward Hanify, Esq.

 

Edward Hanify, "The Washington Prelude to Pearl Harbor: A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma," 12/12/85


Edward Hanify, "The Ordeal of Admiral Husband E. Kimmel," 1993


Edward Hanify, "Memorandum With Respect to Admiral Kimmel's Request re Court Martial Proceedings,"4/7/92


Edward Hanify, Memorandum for the Director of Naval History Ronald Spector Re His 11/13/87 Memorandum to the Secretary of the Navy, 12/23/87


Edward Hanify, Union Club Speech in Boston, 12/6/79, "The Effort to Preserve The Truth for History."


Writings & Audio Recording by Edward R. "Ned" Kimmel, Esq.

 

Audio Recording of Edward "Ned" Kimmel" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC November 2003


Edward "Ned" Kimmel, "VENDETTA!! THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSES RELENTLESS PERSECUTION OF THE PEARL HARBOR COMMANDERS, 2003


Ned Kimmel, "How History Has Changed My Life," 11/4/99, updated 10/1/01


Ned Kimmel, "Statement to the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States," aka., The 9/11 Commissionn)


Resolutions in Support of Rear Admiral Kimmel

 

1st Pearl Harbor Survivors Association Resolution in Support of Rear Admiral Kimmel & Major General Short, 1986


2nd Pearl Harbor Survivors Association Resolution in Support of Rear Admiral Kimmel & Major General Short, 1990

---------Related item: Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney's Letter to a Wyoming Constituent, dated10/23/89


Pearl Harbor Survivors Association letter to President George H. W. Bush, 1991


United States Congress Resolution in Support of Rear Admiral Kimmel & Major General Short, Defense Authorization Act, Section 546, 2001

---------Related item: Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney's Letter to a Wyoming Constituent, dated10/23/89


37 Admirals letter to President George H. W. Bush in Support of Rear Admiral Kimmel, 1991

---------Related item: Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney's Letter to a Wyoming Constituent, dated10/23/89


United States Naval Academy Class of 1966 Resolution in Support of Rear Admiral Kimmel & Major General Short


1st United States Naval Academy Alumni Association Resolution in Support of Rear Admiral Kimmel, 1957


Admiral Kimmel letter explaining the importance to him of the preceding resolution & his selection to be president of his USNA 1904 Class, 10/22/57


2nd United States Naval Academy Alumni Association Resolution in Support of Rear Admiral Kimmel, 1990


Admiral Nimitz Foundation Resolution in Support of Rear Admiral Kimmel


Pearl Harbor Commemorative Committee Resolution in Support of Rear Admiral Kimmel


10th Naval History Symposium Resolution in Support of Rear Admiral Kimmel & Major General Short


"The Storm Unleashed" Symposium Resolution in Support of Rear Admrial Kimmel & Major General Short


Air Force Navigators Observers Association Resolution in Support of Rear Admiral Kimmel & Major General Short


Air Force Navigators Observers Association Letter to President George W. Bush, dated 10/31/05


First Flight Military Officers Association Resolution in Support of Rear Admiral Kimmel & Major General Short


Calusa Chapter of MOAA Resolution in Support of Rear Admiral Kimmel


Western North Carolina Chapter of MOAA Resolution in Support of Rear Admiral Kimmel & Major General Short


U. S. Navy Cruiser Sailor's Association Resolution in Support of Rear Admiral Kimmel & Major General Short


National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs Resolution in Support of Rear Admiral Kimmel & Major General Short


Henderson County Historical & Genealogical Society Resolution in Support of Rear Admiral Kimmel & Major General Short


VFW National Resolution Number 44 in Support of Rear Admiral Kimmel & Major General Short


Whispering Pines Veterans Association Resolution in Support of Rear Admiral Kimmel & Major General Short


The Wardroom Club of Boston Resolution in Support of Rear Admiral Kimmel


Task Force Patriot Resolution in Support of Rear Admiral Kimmel & Major General Short


Atlanta World War II Round Table Resolution in Support of Rear Admiral Kimmel & Major General Short


Sample Resolution in Support of Rear Admiral Kimmel & Major General Short


Sample Advocate's Letter in Support of Rear Admiral Kimmel & Major General Short


Book Reviews & Comments by Tom Kimmel

 

"A Matter of Honor, Indeed!," by Tom Kimmel, 12/2/16 (Anthony Summers & Robbyn Swan, A MATTER OF HONOR, 2016)


"Dissapointing: 4 Stars for writing, 0 Stars for research = 2 stars," by Tom Kimmel, 12/10/16 (Steve Twomey, Coundown to Pearl Harbor, 2016)


"The Lecturer Needs Some Lecturing," by Tom Kimmel, 12/18/16 (William D. O'Neil, UNDEFENDING PEARL HARBOR, 2016)


"Get the Facts Straight--The Historians First Duty," by Tom Kimmel, 10/26/16 (Craig Nelson, PEARL HARBOR: FROM INFAMY TO GREATNESS, 2016)


"Marshall's 'Rapsodic Reputation' for Honesty & Integrity," by Tom Kimmel, 12/30/14 (Stanley P. Hirshon, Geroge Marshall: A Biography)


"Perpetuating a Lie," by Tom Kimmel, 7/25/14 (David Kaiser, No End Save Victory: How FDR Led the Nation into War)


"The Most Tragic Injustice in American Military History," by Tom Kimmel, 1/9/14 (Charles Robert Anderson, Day of Lighning, Years of Scorn: Walter Short)


Comment Posted on AMAZON, by Tom Kimmel, 7/16/13, pertaining to Conrad Black's FDR Champion of Freedom, pp. 688 & 702


Comment Posted on AMAZON, by Tom Kimmel, 2013 & 9/8/15, pertaining to Conrad Black's, Flight of the Eagle


Comment Posted on AMAZON, by Tom Kimmel, 2013 & 9/8/15, pertaining to Andrew Roberts' Storm of War


"Facts Apparently Not Encountered in 2004," by Tom Kimmel, 9/13/12 (Alan Schom, The Eagle and the Rising Sun)


"Kimmel--Accountable v. Blamable," by Tom Kimmel, 7/20/12 (Walter Borneman, The Five Star Admirals that Won the War at Sea)


"Pearl Harbor in a Vacuum," by Tom Kimmel, 7/10/12 (Alan Zimm, The Attack on Pearl Harbor: Strategy, Combat, Myths, Deceptions)


Comment Posted on AMAZON, by Tom Kimmel re Jonathan Jordan's review of Stephen Taaffe's Marshall and His Generals, 2011


Comment Posted on AMAZON, by Tom Kimmel re David McCoullough's Truman, 1993


"Morison's Misgivings & Attempts to Atone," by Tom Kimmel, 7/15/10 (Samuel Eliot Morison, The Rising Sun in the Pacific, 1948)


"The Last Pearl Harbor Story Principal," by Tom Kimmel, 9/14/10 (Percy & Bettina Greaves, Pearl Harbor: The Seeds and Fruits of Infamy)


"Marshall's Deception," by Tom Kimmel, 2009 (Henrey Russell, Pearl Harbor Story, 2001)


"Neither Final Nor Revealing," by Tom Kimmel, 12V/15/06 (Fred Borsch & Daniesl Martinez, Kimmel, Short, and Pearl Harbor, The Final Report Revealed)


Vice Admiral David Richardson, USN, "A Critical Analysis of the Dorn Report"


Comments on ARMY RADAR & the ARMY AIR WARING SYSTEM at Pearl Harbor

 

General Short on why RADAR was not used 24 hours/day


Captain Joe Taussig on the vagaries of RADAR circa 1941


General Henry Russell of the Army Pearl Harbor Board on Marshall's ill-advised order to General Short re RADAR
 


Comments of William F. Friedman--"The Man Who Broke PURPLE"

 

"Certain Aspects of 'MAGIC'," by William Friedman, "The Man Who Broke PURPLE," 1957; Declassified 2013; Released 2015: EXCERPTS


"Certain Aspects of 'MAGIC' in the Cryptological Background of the Various Official Investigations into the Attack on Pearl Harbor," 1957


Comment of Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Arleigh Burke

 

Chief of Naval Opearations Admiral Arleigh Burke Letter to Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, dated 7/24/91


Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney Letter to a Wyoming Constituent, dated 10/23/89


Comment of USNI's Paul Stillwell

 

Paul Stillwell, "There's Plenty of Blame to Go Around," USNI Proceedings, December 2016


Paul Stillwell Speech, May 5, 1991


Comment of Deputy Commander of the Pacific Fleet Vice Admiral David Richardson, USN

Admiral Richardson's Critique of the Dorn Report, 1996