|Parent||Jap is Hanged for Beheading 2 Yank Flyers News Article|
|Collection||C.W.J. Phelps Collection|
|Folder||First Phelps Scrap Book|
|Repository||University of Virginia Law Library|
Jap is Hanged for Beheading 2 Yank Flyers Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 6 (AP) – Shunio Tomono, one of Japan’s “thought police,” has been hanged for beheading two American flyers. The announcement was received today from the southeast Asia command at Singapore. The Americans were identified as Sgt. Allen Nicks and Tech. Sgt. Joseph A. Demaria, addresses unknown, whose B-24 crashed near Cholon, French Indo-China, on June 12, 1945. The two, the only survivors taken prisoners, were beheaded by Tomono the next month.