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Sorties into hell : the hidden war on Chichi Jima

Author: Chester G Hearn
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
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"In October 1946, Colonel Presley Rixey arrived by destroyer at Chichi Jima to repatriate 22,000 Japanese who had been bypassed during the war in the Pacific. While waiting for a Marine battalion to arrive, the colonel met daily with a Japanese commission assigned to assist him. When asked what had happened to American prisoners on the island, the Japanese hatched a story to hide the atrocities that they had  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chester G Hearn
ISBN: 0275980812 9780275980818
OCLC Number: 51968985
Description: xvi, 226 p. : ill., 1 map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prelude to Iwo Jima --
War Comes to Chichi Jima --
The Question --
Return of the Natives --
The Entrapment of Major Horie --
The Search Begins --
The Flesh Eaters --
The Execution of Floyd Ewing Hall --
The Flyers from the Bunker Hill --
Semper Fi --
The Search for the Unknowns --
The Criminals of Chichi Jima --
Decision at Guam.
Responsibility: Chester Hearn.

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"In October 1946, Colonel Presley Rixey arrived by destroyer at Chichi Jima to repatriate 22,000 Japanese who had been bypassed during the war in the Pacific. While waiting for a Marine battalion to arrive, the colonel met daily with a Japanese commission assigned to assist him. When asked what had happened to American prisoners on the island, the Japanese hatched a story to hide the atrocities that they had committed. In truth, the downed flyers had been captured, executed, and eaten by certain senior Japanese officers. This is the story of the investigation, the cover-up, and the last hours of those Americans who disappeared into war's wilderness and whose remains were distributed to the cooking galleys of Chichi Jima." "Rixey's suspicion of a cover-up was later substantiated by a group of Americans returning from Japan who had lived on Chichi Jima for generations. It would take five months of gathering testimony to uncover all the details. Thirty war criminals were eventually tried at Guam in 1947, five of whom met their fate on the gallows."--BOOK JACKET.

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