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In this article nine American soldiers recalled witnessing the deliberate torture and killing of American prisoners of war by their Japanese captors on the Pacific island of Palawan.

"The American began begging to be shot and not burned. He screamed in such a high voice I could hear him. Then I could see the Jap pour gasoline on one of his feet and burn it, and then the other. He collapsed..."

By thew war's end it was revealed that 43% of American prisoners of war had died in Japanese camps; by contrast, 1% had died in German POW camps.

Click here to read more about W.W. II prisoners of war...

Click here to read an article about the American POW experience during the Korean War.

     


American P.O.W.s Massacred (Yank Magazine, 1945)

American P.O.W.s Massacred (Yank Magazine, 1945)

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