|Former Prisoner Sues Japan for War Time-Losses News Article
|C.W.J. Phelps Collection
|Second Phelps Scrap Book
|University of Virginia Law Library
Former Prisoner Sues Japan for War-Time Losses OGDEN, Utah July 24 (AP) – Mark L. Streeter, prisoner of the Japanese during the entire war, today asked $1,000,000 damages from the Nipponese. Streeter’s claim was filed with United States Court of Claims reparations department in Washington by Attorney David Wilson. Streeter was captured on Wake Island on December 23rd, 1941, and based his claim on loss of construction equipment, and wages, and asserted damages to his character and reputation. Streeter was shipped to Japan and forced to prepare propaganda broadcasts, he charged. He was taken into custody by American Forces after the war ended and investigated on General MacArthur’s orders. He was released, however, and returned to the United States recently.