By Fiske Hanley
The tale of a Captured WWII B-29 Airman waiting for Trial and Execution through the japanese as an American warfare felony
What Others Say
“Prison Camp Omori should be obvious at the shore of Tokyo Bay. these are our boys! move 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 has to be informed! 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 instructed in endless detail.”
James L. Patillo
President, 20 th Air strength organization
“Details distinctive horrors inflicted on B-29 airmen prisoners by means of the japanese. Religion’s significance in holding alive the desire to reside is evident!”
Retired Head, Smithsonian Press
“Story may be required interpreting for all precise Americans.”
General Paul W. Tibbets
Commander, 509 th Composite staff
“As a submariner within the Pacific in the course of global battle II, i like to recommend interpreting 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 surprising tale of captured B-29 Superfortress airmen who have been shot down over Japan in the course of international conflict II hasn't ever been advised. Brutal jap Kempei Tai mystery Police have been their captors. stored in overcrowded, filthy dungeon cells in Tokyo, around the moat from the Emperor’s Palace, they have been overwhelmed, tortured, starved, and always threatened with loss of life. They weren't handled as Prisoners of struggle yet have been exact as unique Prisoners to be attempted and completed for the killing of blameless girls and youngsters. whereas watching for 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 shortage of scientific therapy.
Accused American struggle felony is written by means of one of many few surviving targeted Prisoners. A precis of similar testimony given at struggle Crime Trials held in Tokyo and Yokohama after international struggle II can also be included.
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He should have ranked as a captain had he been an aviation cadet. Brown, though one of the lowest ranked airplane commanders in the 504th Bomb Group, was rated one of the 398th Squadron's finest pilots. Our deputy group commander, Lt. Col. Glen Martin, often flew with our crew during training. He had great respect for John's flying ability. " A born flyer! Brown hailed from Oklahoma City. A sort of joke existed between Brown and me. My commission preceded his by six months and I could theoretically "pull rank" when off-duty.
Here we were to pick up our combat B-29 and begin the process of readying it for the long flight west. The Kansas winter weather was blue and bitter. Our crew was assigned a brand new B-29 manufactured in Wichita, Kansas. It was a beauty! We admired everything about it. No crew ever felt more pride of possession. On the first morning, I walked to the flight line to check with the ground crew and inspect our new airplane. As I was approaching the airplane, the ground crew started cranking number three engine (RH engine nearest the fuselage).
On 31 May 1943, at eight o'clock on the morning after my graduation ceremony, I reported to the Army Recruiting Office. I was expecting to be allowed a day or two to go home with my parents, who were in Lubbock for my graduation, move my possessions to Fort Worth, and prepare for my army service assignment. Instead, I was handed my induction and shipping orders, a train ticket, and was told to be on a train that left in less than two hours. I sold or gave away most of my college gear and had the rest packed into the family car, borrowed for the previous night's grad- Page 4 uation festivities.