Saturday, 4 March 2017

US navy denied attacking German navy according to the Dutch newspaper Soerabaijasch handelsblad dated 12 July 1941

An item dated Washington, USA 11th reported that colonel Knox (1) and admiral Stark (2) denied for the navy commission of the Senate the published accusations that the US Navy attacked the German Kriegsmarine.

1. The William Franklin Knox (1 January 1874 Boston, Massachusetts, USA-28 April 1944 Washington, D.C.). Secretary of the Navy 11 July 1940-28 April 1944? He had the rank of major in th US navy.
2. Harold Rainsford Stark (12 November 1880 Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA-20 August 1972 Washington, D.C.), between 1 August 1939-26 March 1942 Chief of Naval Operations, served in the US navy between 1899-1946 ending in the rank of 4 stars admiral.