|Parent||Six Jap Officers Faced by Charges News Article|
|Collection||C.W.J. Phelps Collection|
|Folder||Second Phelps Scrap Book|
|Repository||University of Virginia Law Library|
Six Jap Officers Faced by Charges Accused of Beheading Downed American Fliers Six former Japanese naval officers were charged as war criminals by the SCAP Legal Section Monday, accused with complicity in the beheading of downed American fliers. Charged with the beheading of three unidentified American airmen on August 29 near Ambon, (Amobrna), Netherlands East Indies, are former Lt. Harimuchi Nogi and former Warrant Officer Kiyosato Yoshizaki. A joint trial for the accused will be held in Manila. Charged with ordering the beheading of three other American airmen in February, 1945, near Samarinda, Borneo, is former Lt. (jg) Sentaro Yamaguchi, former Warrant Officer Koziro Tsuda, and former Superior Petty Officer Isaburo Suguwara are accused of the beheading. Victims named in the specification are 2nd Lt. Leslie W. Jacobs, Sgt. James W. Haggerty, and Cpl. Frank J. Molinari, addresses unknown.