Parent Resolution Asks Investigation of Light Sentences News Article
Language English
Collection C.W.J. Phelps Collection
Box Box 1
Folder First Phelps Scrap Book
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
Resolution Asks Investigation of Light Sentences WASHINGTON (AP) – A house judiciary committee investigation into the “light sentences” given four Japanese officers who took part in the trial and execution of three Doolittle fliers was asked in a resolution introduced by Rep. Francis Walter (D-Pa.) “What the Japanese officers admitted in their trial is murder in every state in the union. Some of us cannot understand the light sentence given in the military courts.” The three Japanese officers’ received five-year jail terms and a fourth nine years.”