On January 4, 1948 Walter Winchell reported that Clark Lee had informed
him that he, Lee, had turned over to the FBI a signed confession by
Tokyo Rose (Iva Toguri) and that the FBI apparently was doing nothing
to prosecute the famous traitor. Probably in response, D.M. Ladd
prepared a memo summarizing the case (1 - 3 below).
At the bottom of the memo Hoover prints his belief that the FBI should
apprise Winchell of the facts. He followed his own suggestion the next
day with a letter to his friend Walter (4 below).
For a discussion of the Winchell involvement, see 2014 revised edition of
TR/AP, pp. 289-293.
Tokyo Rose Case Summary (January 5, 1948)
+ Hoover letter to Walter Winchell (January 6, 1948)
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Tokyo Rose /
A Dual Biography