The Tokyo War Crimes Trial, U.Va.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial

Digital Collection

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Parent News Man Who Lost Feet as PW to Testify News Article
Date
Language English
Collection C.W.J. Phelps Collection
Box Box 2
Folder Second Phelps Scrap Book
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
News Man Who Lost Feet as PW to Testify Washington, June 9 (AP) – John B. Powell, newspaperman who lost both feet as a result of gangrene incurred in a Japanese prison camp, will testify at the Tokyo War crimes trial, it was learned today. Powell left yesterday for Japan. He is expected to testify against former Premier Tojo and other Japanese defendants. Publisher of the China Weekly Review in Shanghai at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack, Powell spent about seven months in the Bridge-House prison camp in Shanghai before he was repatriated in June 9142. He was hospitalized almost three years after his return to the United States.