|CinC, U.S. Pacific Fleet. Letter of Instructions.||May 28, 1942|
|Cincpac File No.
||UNITED STATES PACIFIC FLEET
U. S. S. PENNSYLVANIA, Flagship
FLAGSHIP OF THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF
Serial 0115 W.
May 28, 1942.
S E C R E T
From: Commander-in-Chief, United States Pacific Fleet.
To: Commander Striking Forces (Operation Plan 29-42).
Subject: Letter of Instructions.
1. In carrying out the task assigned in Operation
Plan 29-42 you will be governed by the principle of calculated risk, which you shall interpret to mean the avoidance of expo-
sure of your force to attack by superior enemy forces without
good prospect of inflicting, as a result of such exposure,
greater damage to the enemy. This applies to a landing phase
as well as during preliminary air attacks.
ComTaskFor. 16. (Delivered by hand by War Plans)
ComTaskFor. 17. (Delivered by hand by War Plans)
ComTaskFor. 11. (Hold until arrival Pearl)
P. C. CROSLEY,