Sleeping here, a brave air-hero who lost youth and happiness for his Mother land. July 25—Nippon Army
On Kiska Island, after the Allied troops had successfully landed and made a beachhead, this grave marker was discovered in a small graveyard amid bombed-out ruins in August 1943. It’s assumed the marker was made and erected by members of the occupying Japanese Army, after they had buried an American pilot who had crashed on the island.
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