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Japanese War Dead, Ft. Richardson Cemetery, Alaska

ARC Identifier 26363 / Local Identifier 111-LC-33447 – Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. (ca. 1974 – 05/15/1984) – 1953 – 06/30/1953 – 07/13/1953 – VS, bulldozer digs earth. Grave marker in foreground. MS, group gets out of staff car, are greeted by Col Anglin. LS, car leaves through cemetery gate past sign: “Post Cemetery”. LS, Ema and Tajima come down ramp of plane at MATS Terminal. MS, they are greeted by Inada and other of group. LS, MS, they enter Customs. Group enters cars and leave. VS, workers dig up body, place it on stretcher held by MPs. It is carried away from grave and placed on ground as Japanese group examines body. MS, Japanese group bow before body, then place flowers on it. MS, open canvas reveals body as Japanese group examines it. They finish and close canvas. VS, Tajima examines open canvas with bodies. He counts bones to determine the number of bodies. A piece of legging strap is cut off for identification. VS, worker lifts bodies out of grave. Japanese check articles found against records as means of identification. Workers place bodies into cremation tank. VS, staff car pulls up at Japanese burial grounds. Inada takes pictures, places flowers at mass grave marker, then kneels and prays. LS, group gathers before grave marker to talk. – Copied by Thomas Gideon

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  1. the1909house
    April 4th, 2011 at 16:11 | #1

    Raw History.
    Raw History.

  2. domintor3
    April 4th, 2011 at 16:12 | #2

    thanks for the rare …
    thanks for the rare video footage.

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