Prisoners of War

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United States, Japan, and War Prisoners

Tokyo broadcasts in mid-January announced the arrival in Japan of 442 Americans captured at Guam and 1,235 Americans captured at Wake Island. The two groups included 923 civilians and 754 members of the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps. The civilians have been interned as enemy aliens, the fighting men as prisoners of war. In addition, Japan holds as prisoners of war 183 United States marines taken into custody at Peiping and Tientsin soon after the attack at Pearl Harbor, ...

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