By Fiske Hanley
The tale of a Captured WWII B-29 Airman looking ahead to Trial and Execution by means of the japanese as an American warfare legal
What Others Say
“Prison Camp Omori should be visible 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 anticipating 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 advised in endless detail.”
James L. Patillo
President, 20 th Air strength organization
“Details distinct horrors inflicted on B-29 airmen prisoners through the japanese. Religion’s significance in retaining alive the desire to reside is evident!”
Retired Head, Smithsonian Press
“Story can be required interpreting for all precise Americans.”
General Paul W. Tibbets
Commander, 509 th Composite crew
“As a submariner within the Pacific in the course of global conflict II, i like to recommend examining this tale of horrors inflicted on B-29 flyers.”
Admiral Corwin Mendenhall
u.s. army (retired)
“A needs to examine jap 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 conflict II hasn't ever been informed. Brutal eastern 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 always threatened with demise. They weren't taken care of as Prisoners of conflict yet have been special as particular Prisoners to be attempted and carried out for the killing of blameless girls and kids. whereas looking ahead to trial they have been thought of subhuman—starved on part POW rations, issued no outfits or uncomplicated hygienic wishes, allowed to endure and die from torture, beatings, wounds, and shortage of scientific remedy.
Accused American warfare felony is written by way of one of many few surviving precise Prisoners. A precis of comparable testimony given at warfare Crime Trials held in Tokyo and Yokohama after international conflict II is usually included.
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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. Special, deadly rules applied to our imprisonment. The fate of a captive B-29 crewman was to be tried and executed. "Special Prisoners" had no way of knowing the total magnitude of Kempei inflicted atrocities because of their isolation during imprisonment.
Dick Donlavey, RH gunner, appeared to be the most suited. At every opportunity, I asked Dick to come up front, observe, and learn to operate the complicated flight engineer's station. He became very proficient at this task. I felt very comfortable with the fact that, should I become incapacitated during flight, Donlavey could take over operation of the flight engineer's station and assure that the plane would get the crew back to base. Sgt. Dick Hall's combat position in the extreme rear end of the airplane was an isolated one when we were pressurized.
This meant stripping the greasy cosmoline preservative from the guns and checking their operation. They helped the ground crew load the ammunition. I was busy with the crew chief and his maintenance operations assuring that our airplane was fully prepared for its long flight through enemy skies to Saipan. Our fine airplane had performed admirably from Mather Field in California to Kwajalein. The flight discrepancies were minor. A good sign! The next morning, 12 January 1945, we carefully pre-flighted our now combat-ready B-29 and took off for our wartime operations.