• 在台北刑務所被日軍處決的美軍戰俘 American POWs Executed by Japanese Army in Taihoku Prison (Part 5)

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    在14名被日軍處決的美軍俘虜之中,”J’. “C”. Buchanan、Delbert H. Carter、Donald K. Hathaway、John Roberson Parker、Wayne W. Wilson等五人,都是美國海軍第117巡邏中隊PB4Y-1上的機員,他們是在1945年1月28日的一次台灣與中國沿海任務中失蹤。當時第117巡邏中隊駐防在菲律賓雷伊泰島上的獨魯萬機場(Tacloban Airstrip),主要任務是對雷伊泰島半徑1000英哩內的菲律賓、台灣、中國、印度支那地區進行巡邏。下圖中的文件是第117巡邏中隊作戰日誌對這架PB4Y作戰失蹤的敘述。
    Among the fourteen executed POWs, “J’. “C”. Buchanan, Delbert H. Carter, Donald K. Hathaway, John Roberson Parker, and Wayne W. Wilson were the crew on PB4Y-1 BuNo. 38738 of VPB-117. In January 1945, VPB-117 was based at Tacloban Airstrip on Leyte, P.I. Its mission at that time, as per the War Diary, was to “cover the Philippine Area, coastlines of Formosa, Indo-China and China, within a radius of one thousand miles of Leyte Island. The PB4Y-1 was shot down on January 28, 1945, during a routine patrol mission to Formosa and China coasts:

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