Wake Island's masssacre

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Wake Island's masssacre

Post by DavidFrankenberg » 26 May 2019 22:39

Shigematsu Sakaibara killed 90 us civilians the 27th oct 1944.
I want to know more about that.

Was it pure sadism ? Did he fear not to be able to feed his men + the civilians ?

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Re: Wake Island's masssacre

Post by Simon H » 04 Jun 2019 14:37

On June 26, 1943, the first American bombing mission against Wake was flown by four B-24. USS Yorktown aircraft attacked on October 5, 1943. After these air raids, Japanese commander Admiral Sakaibara saw these air raids as an indication that an invasion was imminent. He ordered the execution of the 98 American prisoners "to eliminate any threat they might pose". No American landing was ever attempted but U. S. aircraft attacked Wake Island until the end of the Pacific War.

© Pacific Wrecks - Wake Island, United States Minor Outlying Islands, United States
Source: https://www.pacificwrecks.com/provinces ... sland.html
WW2 Battlefield Relics: German Erkennungsmarken Identification.

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Re: Wake Island's masssacre

Post by DavidFrankenberg » 10 Jun 2019 16:33

Do we know more about the victims ?

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Re: Wake Island's masssacre

Post by Simon H » 24 Jun 2019 15:52

The link below lists some of the victims.

https://www.geni.com/projects/Japanese- ... avitie/914
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