World Battlefronts: The Bloody Story of Lieut. Kliebert

Lieut. Nicholas Kliebert, with 37 men, had gone to protect some wounded on the Munda trail. While they were holding a bridge against a frontal attack their three Browning automatics became overheated, could no longer be used. Later, in the presence of his commanding officer, Lieut. Kliebert told correspondents what happened next: "The Japs who got through to one of our litter cases propped the man against a tree and five Japs took turns bayoneting him. I got three of them. . . . We saw Japs pull blankets off litter cases and line them up. ... They cut one of...

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