Press - Post-War

Homma Trial Finished; Verdict Due Monday News Article

Reports on the conclusion of Lt. Gen. Masaharu Homma's trial in Manila, including the statements made by chief prosecutor Col. Frank Meek. Describes Homma's tears as he listened to the the closing arguments (including those given by his defense counsel, Maj. John Skeen). Includes details on the defense's summation.

Prison Chief to be Tried by 8th Army News Article

Reports on the upcoming trial of Capt. Yuhichi Sakachi Sakamoto (a Japanese prison commandant) in front of the Eighth Army military commission in Yokohama. He was charged with ordering prisoner's of war to celebrate President Roosevelt's death. Col. Oliver E. Trechter was scheduled to serve as the judge. Another news wire piece reports on the progress of Capt. Isao Fukuhara's trial.

Japanese to be Tried for Abusing 13 Yanks News Article

Reports on the trial of Tomio Yamada who was accused of "abusing at least 13 American prisoners of war and contributing to the death of two" while he was a guard at an Osaka area camp. Indicates that one of the abused men was Seaman 1st class Edwin H. Jahn and that Lt. Paul von Bergen of Wyandotte, Michigan will help prosecute.

5 Japs Sentenced to Die for Slaying Milwaukee Airman News Article

Reports on the sentencing of seventeen Japanese military men in Shanghai, China "for the strangulation and cremation of three American B-29 flyers at Hankow in December, 1944." Another news wire item reports on the sentencing of Lt. Gen. Fukuei Shimpei to death by shooting in Singapore.
1946CE Mar 1st


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