By Fiske Hanley
The tale of a Captured WWII B-29 Airman watching for Trial and Execution via the japanese as an American warfare felony
What Others Say
“Prison Camp Omori could be obvious at the shore of Tokyo Bay. these are our boys! pass get them!” (Halsey’s rescue orders to Stassen and Simpson.)
Admiral William F. Halsey
Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet
“Tells the tale of a condemned prisoner of the japanese watching for execution. A horror tale that needs to be instructed! I helped rescue the author.”
Governor Harold E. Stassen
Wartime Commander, USN,
Adm. Halsey’s Deputy leader Of employees,
Liberator Of Camp Omori
“Gripping, stunning, and instructed in countless detail.”
James L. Patillo
President, 20 th Air strength organization
“Details specific horrors inflicted on B-29 airmen prisoners by means of the japanese. Religion’s value in holding alive the desire to stay is evident!”
Retired Head, Smithsonian Press
“Story can be required studying for all precise Americans.”
General Paul W. Tibbets
Commander, 509 th Composite workforce
“As a submariner within the Pacific in the course of international conflict II, i like to recommend studying this tale of horrors inflicted on B-29 flyers.”
Admiral Corwin Mendenhall
u.s. military (retired)
“A needs to examine eastern atrocities inflicted on American B-29 airmen prisoners of war.”
General Hamilton Howze
The stunning tale of captured B-29 Superfortress airmen who have been shot down over Japan in the course of international battle II hasn't ever been instructed. Brutal jap Kempei Tai mystery Police have been their captors. saved in overcrowded, filthy dungeon cells in Tokyo, around the moat from the Emperor’s Palace, they have been crushed, tortured, starved, and constantly threatened with loss of life. They weren't taken care of as Prisoners of struggle yet have been detailed as specified Prisoners to be attempted and achieved for the killing of blameless girls and kids. whereas anticipating trial they have been thought of subhuman—starved on part POW rations, issued no outfits or simple hygienic wishes, allowed to endure and die from torture, beatings, wounds, and shortage of clinical therapy.
Accused American battle legal is written by way of one of many few surviving targeted Prisoners. A precis of similar testimony given at battle Crime Trials held in Tokyo and Yokohama after international struggle II can also be included.
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Sometimes the army does strange things. While we were completing our B-29 training, the United States Marines fought bloody battles and captured three important islands in the Marianas Group. These islands were approximately 1,500 Page 12 miles from the Japanese homeland and would serve as B-29 bases from which to bomb Japanese homeland targets. John Brown's combat crew was composed of eleven highly trained specialists: AIRPLANE COMMANDER2d Lt. John A. BrownPILOT2d Lt. Albert H. AndrewsNAVIGATOR2d Lt.
STASSEN Page ix Preface During the night of 27 March 1945, I was shot down on a World War II bombing mission. I was captured, imprisoned by the Japanese, and held as a "Special Prisoner" in a dungeon at Kempei Tai Headquarters in Tokyo. This was a prison for American airmen accused of killing innocent civilians. We were not treated as POWs. " As wards of the brutal Japanese Kempei Tai Thought Police, who were comparable to Hitler's SS and Gestapo, we were guarded by sadistic goons, especially picked for their brutality.
Much ingenuity and originality was displayed in choosing these important items. My good luck charm was an 1890 silver dollar which I carried in my pants' watch pocket. Baxter Love had a small rabbit's foot on a string which he tied above his head. Al Andrews attached a small, red Santa Claus to the bulletproof glass in front of him. John Brown had his razor-sharp hunting knife. Other crewmen had personal good luck charms which were the subjects of lively discussions over the intercom. Each of us felt that if there were casualties on this mission, it wouldn't be one of us.