Date: Jun 09, 2015
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
An event in Taipei on Saturday next week aims to commemorate the executions of 14 US airmen at the old Taipei Prison near the end of World War II, the Taiwan POW Camps Memorial Society said yesterday.
The slain were pilots and crew members from US military aircraft that had been shot down while attacking Japanese ships and airfields in Taiwan during WWII, it said.
They were tried by a Japanese military tribunal in Taipei on May 29, 1945, on charges of “indiscriminate bombing” and killing civilians.
Not provided legal defense, they were found guilty and sentenced to death, the group said. [FULL STORY]