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Parent Request for Witness
Date 1 June 1946
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 3
Folder General Reports and Memoranda from June 1946
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
INTERNATIONAL PROSECUTION SECTION 1 June 1946 MEMORANDUM TO: Chief of Counsel, via Witness Officer From: Capt. J. J. Robinson Subject: Request for Witness 1.It is requested that Sgt. Douglas William Bogue, USMC, (Serial Number not available), be brought to Tokyo as a witness to the Palawan Massacre. 2.Bogue was one of the nine survivors of the 150 Army, Navy and Marine Corps personnel who were prisoners of war and were the victims of the massacre at Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, on 14 December 1944. Bogue was interrogated by the writer and Captain Dorsey at the United States War Crimes Office, Washington, early in 1945. He gave a graphic account of the massacre and of his narrow escape. He stated that he would welcome an opportunity to testify against the Japanese perpetrators of this massacre. He has a clean-cut, alert appearance. Both Captain Dorsey and the writer agree that Bogue would make an excellent witness, and we therefore recommend that he be brought to Tokyo to testify. 3.His address, as we recall it, was Kansas City. We do not know whether he is still in the Marine Corps. 4.The War Crimes Office may have been told that Bogue (or perhaps McDoel) would probably be desired as a witness, but I do not know that the Office has taken any action toward locating them. 5.Judge Mansfield has indicated that he would favor calling Bogue as a witness, but a further check on his attitude will be made if desired. J. J. Robinson COPY TO: Justice Mansfield