Landing in Fukuoka Japan at the end of the war

Wednesday, August 09, 2017


A story about a U.S. cargo plane landing at Fukuoka Japan at the end of the war and being confronted with armed Japanese soldiers and a single low ranking Japanese officer. There is something off kilter about it -- it is hard to believe the civilian Japanese girl knows the war is over, but not the Japanese lieutenant. I would be curious to hear her version of the night. Still, it is a fascinating vignette from the end of WWII.
 

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