World Battlefronts, THE ENEMY: Death in Manchuria

Japan admitted another execution of U.S. prisoners. A year after the deed, the Imperial Government announced (through the International Red Cross) that it had done to death three Navy men captured on Bataan and Corregidor. Japan named them: Marine Sergeant Joe B. Chastain of Waco, Tex.; Marine Corporal Victor Paliotti of Cranston, R.I.; Seaman First Class Ferdinand Frank Meringolo of Brooklyn.

For the execution of the Doolittle raiders Japan had no explanation within civilized military usage; this time, if its explanation was to be trusted, it had legal excuse. Japan's story: the three Americans, confined in...

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