They are killing the japanese and intimidating us
This law contributed to the deaths of hundreds of Allied airmen throughout the Pacific and Asian theaters of World War II.
The aircraft then continued to China and the Soviet Union, though several crashed in Japanese-held territory after running out of fuel, resulting in eight airmen being apprehended by Japanese forces.(AP Photo) " data-medium-file="https://thoughtcatalog.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/7106028925_c6f5266b87_o.jpg? w=786&resize=786,544&quality=95&strip=all&crop=1" data-large-file="https://thoughtcatalog.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/7106028925_c6f5266b87_o.jpg? The Enemy Airmen's Act was a law passed by Imperial Japan on 13 August 1942 which stated that Allied airmen participating in bombing raids against Japanese-held territory would be treated as "violators of the law of war" and subject to trial and punishment if captured by Japanese forces.Japanese casualties during the Doolittle Raid were 50 killed and over 400 wounded and about 200 houses were destroyed.Following receipt of that Order, the Assistant Chief of Staff of Imperial Army Headquarters dispatched it to the Chief of Staff of the Japanese Expeditionary Force in China.
However, on the urging of Prime Minister Hideki Tojo, Emperor Hirohito commuted five to life imprisonment. Copeland, who survived after being downed were captured by the Japanese and taken to the Osaka military prison where the Central Army had its headquarters.