MEMO FROM COMMANDER CLARENCE FOGG TO THE DISTRICT
PATROL OFFICER, JUNE 8, 1943
Hundreds of service men prowling downtown Los Angeles mostly on foot-disorderlyapparently on prowl for Mexicans.
Have by joint agreement with Army Provost Marshall declared following Los Angeles city territory out of bounds to all Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, and Army personnel: Main Street east to Los Angeles city limits.
All shore patrol are concentrated in the downtown area. Disorderly personnel are being arrested by shore patrol. Expect adverse publicity in morning newspaper.
Los Angeles Police have called in all off-duty men and auxiliary police to handle situation.
Naval Reserve Armory did not grant liberty. Men involved are from Marine activities, San Diego and El Toro, Navy activity composed of Roosevelt Base, Port Hueneme, and Destroyer Base, San Diego.
Situation under control at present except for widely separated incidents.
Groups vary in size from 10 to 150 men and scatter immediately when shore patrol approach. Men found carrying hammock clues, belts, knives, and tire irons when searched by patrol after arrest….
Senior Patrol Office will call District Patrol Officer at about 1000 today, June 8, 1943, if there is anything additional to report.