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On This Day in 1945, Japan Released Me from a POW Camp. Then US Pilots Saved My Life
Survivors from the Battle of Hong Kong who were held at Ohashi Prison Camp, photographed prior to their evacuation on September 15th, 1945. The author, then age 23, appears in the back row, fourth from the left.

On This Day in 1945, Japan Released Me from a POW Camp. Then US Pilots Saved My Life

These were veterans of the long Pacific campaign. They’d survived many terrible encounters with the Japanese in their westward campaign across the Pacific, and they looked the part.

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