By Fiske Hanley
The tale of a Captured WWII B-29 Airman looking forward to Trial and Execution through the japanese as an American conflict felony
What Others Say
“Prison Camp Omori could be obvious at the shore of Tokyo Bay. these are our boys! cross 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 waiting for execution. A horror tale that needs to be advised! I helped rescue the author.”
Governor Harold E. Stassen
Wartime Commander, USN,
Adm. Halsey’s Deputy leader Of employees,
Liberator Of Camp Omori
“Gripping, surprising, and informed in countless detail.”
James L. Patillo
President, 20 th Air strength organization
“Details precise horrors inflicted on B-29 airmen prisoners by way of the japanese. Religion’s value in protecting alive the desire to stay is evident!”
Retired Head, Smithsonian Press
“Story could be required interpreting for all real Americans.”
General Paul W. Tibbets
Commander, 509 th Composite team
“As a submariner within the Pacific in the course of global warfare II, i like to recommend analyzing 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 warfare II hasn't ever been advised. Brutal eastern 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 continuously threatened with dying. They weren't handled as Prisoners of struggle yet have been special as designated Prisoners to be attempted and done for the killing of blameless girls and kids. whereas looking forward to trial they have been thought of subhuman—starved on part POW rations, issued no outfits or easy hygienic wishes, allowed to endure and die from torture, beatings, wounds, and absence of scientific therapy.
Accused American warfare felony is written by way of one of many few surviving specific Prisoners. A precis of comparable testimony given at warfare Crime Trials held in Tokyo and Yokohama after global conflict II is additionally included.
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We were put on a diet intended to starve us to death in a few months. Of those B-29 crewmen falling into the hands of Kempei Tai, less than half survived. Prisoner of war survival would have been zero had the Allies invaded the Japanese mainland. Imperial Japanese Headquarters ordered the execution of all prisoners when their shores were invaded. Japanese people were ordered to fight to the death. The atomic bomb saved millions of lives American and Japanese. Prisoners of war owe their lives to President Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb.
Scott Downing and his wife, Bitsy, were helpful with suggestions for the book and data on the prisoners who were in the horsestalls. Scott was ordered back to Tokyo to help prepare war crime charges against the brutal Kempei Tai staff. To supplement my story, Robert Neptune, Tokyo war crimes prosecutor, supplied me with copies of Kempei Tai Headquarters' prisoner depositions and war crime proceedings against Kempei Tai staff members. I owe many thanks to Rosemary Davis, and Kathryn and Charles Fuquay for their hours of reading and editing the manuscript.
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