Parent Jap Colonel On Luzon Ends Life as Yanks Arrive News Article
Language English
Collection C.W.J. Phelps Collection
Box Box 1
Folder First Phelps Scrap Book
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
Jap Colonel On Luzon Ends Life as Yanks Arrive MANILA, P. I., Jan. 18 (AP) – One of the last holdout Japanese commanders in mountainous northern Luzon committed suicide today when American reconnaissance patrols contacted remnants of his regiment on the shores of Casiguran bay. As the Yanks landed from a flying boat, Col. Yousa shot himself thru the mouth. One company of Japanese surrendered. The balance of the regiment fled into the hills. The Japanese, near starvation and suffering from disease, had besieged a village in the hope of getting food and salt. It is estimated 5,000 to 10,000 Japanese still roam the jungles of north and central Luzon.