Foreign News: End of Osumi

On a mountainside in Kwangtung Province last week a Japanese naval plane crashed, killing bull-necked Admiral Baron Mineo Osumi, 64, Japan's Chief War Councilor. Known in Japan as a liberal influence second only to the late Elder Statesman Prince Kimmochi Saionji, Admiral Osumi was nevertheless also a stout advocate of the Japanese Navy's southward urge to empire. At week's end Chungking said that the plane had been shot down by guerrilla machine gunners, that the wreckage had yielded papers showing that Admiral Osumi was flying toward Hainan Island, off the south China coast, there to steer the united Japanese south China...

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