Japanese Pilots

wbwhite wbwhite at MADBBS.COM
Mon Dec 10 09:05:56 MST 2001


Jim wrote:

> Another reason not to go after them now.  The youngest ones are right at
> 80 years of age.  It would not be a good idea to put a bunch of 80 year
> old men on trial.  People would see this and think the US is picking on a
> bunch of harmless old men.  Right or wrong, that's how it would be seen by
> many.

    No doubt.

> The question would be asked - why weren't these men tried as soon
> as the war was over?

    Yes, that's precisely the question I'm asking

> Why would the Americans wait 60 years to put them on
> trial?

> Also did the Japanese government keep records of who the pilots were that

> attacked Pearl Harbor?  Did those records survive the war?

    I'll bet those records are available.  And it seems neither the
commanders nor the pilots are repentant.

Bill



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