|2 Japs to Die for Killings on Burma Rail Line News Article
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|Second Phelps Scrap Book
|University of Virginia Law Library
2 Japs to Die For Killings on Burma Rail Line SINAPORE, May 6 [Reuters] – Lieut. Takasaki, nicknamed “The Frong,” and Kaneshiro, a Korean guard known as “The Undertaker,” both known to thousands of allied prisoners of war who built the Siam-Burma death railway, were sentenced today by an allied war crimes tribunal to be hanged. They were charged with complicity in the execution of prisoners of war who attempted to escape from a prison camp. One victim was understood to have been Capt. Eugene Pomeroy, an American volunteer from Shanghai, China. It was stated that six British soldiers were bayoneted to death. Kaneshiro, telling the court of the executions, said he was still haunted by the men he had bayoneted.