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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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Hearn, Chester G.
Sorties into hell.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003
(DLC) 2003045984
(OCoLC)51968985
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chester G Hearn
ISBN: 0313052018 9780313052019 0275980812 9780275980818
OCLC Number: 57479209
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 226 pages) : illustrations, 1 map
Contents: Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Prelude to Iwo Jima; 2. War Comes to Chichi Jima; 3. The Question; 4. Return of the Natives; 5. The Entrapment of Major Horie; 6. The Search Begins; 7. The Flesh Eaters; 8. The Execution of Floyd Ewing Hall; 9. The Flyers from the Bunker Hill; 10. Semper Fi; 11. The Search for the Unknowns; 12. The Criminals of Chichi Jima; 13. Decision at Guam; Epilogue; Appendix A: Pilots Shot Down over Chichi Jima; Appendix B: Key Japanese Officers and Enlisted Men Recommended for Trial; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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 o.

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