Saturday, April 7, 2012

Looking Back

In doing research for an upcoming American Mishima project, we came across this photo taken by the US Army on Kiska Island dated 1943. Kiska along with Attu were the only two US Islands that were briefly occupied by the Japanese Army. Here American soldiers found a graveyard amidst the bombed out ruins of the Japanese base on Kiska. In it, they found the grave marker of a downed US flyer who crashed on Kiska during the Aleutian Campaign. This unknown flyer was buried by the Japanese who buried him with full military honors as evident by the grave marker which read: "Sleeping here, a brave air-hero who lost youth and happiness for his Mother land. July 25 - Nippon Army." Respect. It's what I'm saying.

1 comment:

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