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Parent U. S. Preparing Shanghai War Criminal Trial News Article
Language English
Collection C.W.J. Phelps Collection
Box Box 2
Folder Second Phelps Scrap Book
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
U. S. Preparing Shanghai War Criminal Trial SHANGHAI, Nov. 28 (AP) – A staff of 20 United States officers is preparing for prosecution by mid-December of 50 alleged war criminals in custody in Shanghai. Col. Edward H. Young, Washington, D. C., judge advocate, said today that the 50 included Don Chisholm, Baltimore, Md., accused of propagandizing for the Japanese during their occupation of Shanghai. An American citizen, he may be returned to the United States for trial. Thirty-five Japanese are charged with participation in the torture parade and cremation of three United States flyers at Hankow last December. More arrests are expected. There are no war criminal suspects of cabinet rank held here, Col. Young said, explaining that the prisoners for the most part will be tried for “their own inhuman acts,” including atrocities against American captives.