Author:John L. DeWitt

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John DeWitt
(1880–1962)
John L. DeWitt (January 9, 1880 – June 20, 1962) was a United States Army officer from 1898 to 1947. He served with the Western Defense Command from December 1939 to June 1943. He was the commanding officer of the Western Defense Command when the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked Pearl Harbor. Under Executive Order 9066, Lieutenant General DeWitt issued orders infringing the rights of Japanese-Americans. He ordered the evacuation and internment of 120,000 Japanese-Americans.

U.S. Army[edit]

He wrote or produced these works as a U.S. Army officer. Works are organized by his assigned Army unit.

Western Defense Command[edit]

Some works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they are work of a member or civilian employee of the United States Army. Works produced in the course of performing official duties are works of the United States federal government and are not eligible for copyright (see 17 U.S.C. 105).