|Parent||Tokyo Bay Island Picked for War Criminal Prison News Article|
|Collection||C.W.J. Phelps Collection|
|Folder||Second Phelps Scrap Book|
|Repository||University of Virginia Law Library|
Tokyo Bay Island Picked for War Criminal Prison By the Associated Press. Tokyo, Sept. 25 – Japanese war crimes prisoners are going to get a taste of real prison camp life. Lt. Gen. Robert L. Eichelberger, 8th Army commander, today announced he had selected Camp Moatox, on a tiny Tokyo Bay island, for their imprisonment. The camp housed American prisoners of war before the surrender. “It was good enough for the Americans and I think it is good enough for these Japs. We are giving it a DDT (insecticide) treatment and that’s all,” Gen. Eichelberger said. “I looked it over. It’s not a bad place.” More than a score of the prisoners now held in Yokohama will be transferred to the island, he said. Gen. Eichelberger said he was undecided whether to include in the transfer whether to include in the transfer cabinet members – such as former Premier Hideki Tojo.