By Fiske Hanley
The tale of a Captured WWII B-29 Airman looking ahead to Trial and Execution via the japanese as an American struggle legal
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 looking ahead to execution. A horror tale that has 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, surprising, and informed in countless detail.”
James L. Patillo
President, 20 th Air strength organization
“Details specified horrors inflicted on B-29 airmen prisoners via the japanese. Religion’s value in maintaining alive the need to stay is evident!”
Retired Head, Smithsonian Press
“Story will be required analyzing for all actual Americans.”
General Paul W. Tibbets
Commander, 509 th Composite team
“As a submariner within the Pacific in the course of international conflict 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 global warfare II hasn't ever been informed. 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 crushed, tortured, starved, and regularly threatened with loss of life. They weren't taken care of as Prisoners of warfare yet have been special as unique Prisoners to be attempted and done for the killing of blameless girls and youngsters. whereas looking ahead 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 shortage of scientific remedy.
Accused American battle felony is written by way of one of many few surviving unique Prisoners. A precis of comparable testimony given at warfare Crime Trials held in Tokyo and Yokohama after international struggle II is additionally included.
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FintelBOMBARDIERFO Baxter J. FLIGHT ENGINEER2d Lt. Fiske HanleyRADIO OPERATORSgt. Leroy F. RoseCENTRAL FIRE CONTROL (CFC)S. Sgt. Charles A. AndersonRH GUNNERSgt. Richard E. DonlaveyLH GUNNERSgt. James E. GriffithTAIL GUNNERSgt. Richard HallRADAR OPERATORSgt. Albert L. Francescon Our combat crew quickly developed close friendships and formed a highly efficient and effective fighting team. We had no "sour apples" or problem crew members. All crewmen were "cleancut," intelligent young men. Military officer/enlisted man fraternization taboos were ignored.
God protected me. Page xi Acknowledgments The writing of this book was a traumatic experience, bringing back the bad memories of that short period in my life. I based the book on a forty-page document written in 1945 shortly after my return home. I have expanded that story of stark atrocities which will never leave my mind. A General Dynamics attorney gave me a copy of the War Crime Report on the massacre of prisoners at the Tokyo military prison in May 1945. Bob Martindale helped with Camp Omori information.
This was our first flight in the new airplane. We hadn't flown far when we realized that our plane was shaking all over the sky. We tried everything during the flight to get rid of the vibration. We were forced to set down in Albuquerque, New Mexico, during a cold and dark night. This was an overnight stop. We quickly realized that tropical uniforms were not the most comfortable attire for New Mexico in the freezing winter time. Ground crews at Albuquerque tried to find the trouble. They couldn't locate the problem.