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HORIE, KIROKA -Lt.(jg) I.J.N.
HAYASHI, YINERU- Lt. (jg) I.J.N.
SATO, KESUKICHI- Capt. I.J.A.
YAMASHITA, MASAO- Capt. I.J.A.
KONISKI, SHANOSUKE- Pvt. I.J.A.

These Japanese prisoners were transported to Guam on Atlanta for war crimes trials.
One of the jg's was executed on Guam in 1948, possibly the one who murdered and help eat an Australian pilot who bailed out of his aircraft over Chichi Jima island.
 

One of the Captains was supposed to be the Commander of Jap forces on Wake Island when recaptured. His crime was the brutal treatment given to the civilian workers who were retained on the island after its capture by the Japs.
 

We do not think we ever knew that these POWs were to be tried for war crimes. Their orders were sealed and SECRET.
For more information on the crimes committed on Chichi Jima, read
"FLYBOYS - A TRUE STORY OF COURAGE" by James Bradley
 

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