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Parent Jap is Hanged for Beheading 2 Yank Flyers 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 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.