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Parent Four Japs Die For War Crimes News Article
Language English
Collection C.W.J. Phelps Collection
Box Box 2
Folder Second Phelps Scrap Book
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
Four Japs Die for War Crimes Hanged for Massacre of Filipino Civilians Manila, July 26, (AP) – A Japanese colonel known as the “Butcher of Southern Luzon,” and three other convicted Japanese war criminals have been hanged, the War Crimes Commission announced today. Col. Masatoshi Fujishige, condemned for the massacre of 25,000 unarmed Filipino civilians and his three companions were hanged with the usual secrecy. The others executed were Captain Satoru Ono, convicted of beheading United States army flyers in New Guinea; Private Rinkin Ryu, convicted of the brutal murder of Lt. Robert Huffcutt, pre-invasions aide of the United States high commissioner, and Sergeant Chikenori Takuo of the Japanese “Thought Police,” convicted of rape and murder.