Japan admits to vivisection on captured US POWs

A university museum in Japan has broken a seven-decade taboo on discussing the dissection of live US prisoners of war by medical personnel towards the end of the Second World War.

The museum opened on Saturday in the grounds of Kyushu University, in the city of Fukuoka, and details more than a century of innovation at one of Japan’s foremost medical schools. But one small section provides details of a darker chapter in the university’s history, according to Kyodo News.

A B-29 Superfortress that had taken off from the Pacific island of Guam and completed a bombing run against an airfield near Fukuoka was rammed by a Japanese fighter on May 5, 1945. Local records indicate that 12 of the crew bailed out, but one died when his parachute cords were severed by another fighter and two others were stabbed to death by local people when they landed.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    You know the drill.
    Copy paste headline into your favorite search engine,
    Find ‘The Daily Mail’ version of the story,
    Click on the “worst rated” tab,
    Read the sea of red-arrowed comments with your jaw agape
    Weep for humanity and/or get mad because Hitler lost the war

    We knew of many of the atrocities well before the end of the war, and likely that explained much of our enthusiasm for laying waste to their cities.

    • BillyHW

      Sometimes people deserve to get nuked.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        A fair-trade indeed!

  • mauser 98

    atomic blasts exorcised Japanese of guilt.
    or that’s the way it seems

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      I think you are kind of right.

    • Surele Surele

      in a strangely perverted way, it does.