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17 Jun 1947

  • The government of Belgium submitted an extradition request for Pierre Daye to the government of Argentina. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • War criminals Sergeant Jiro Shimoda and Captain Harochi Yonemura were executed in Shanghai, China. Shimoda had plundered and raped Chinese civilians during the occupation, including several murders committed at Jianying 85 miles northwest of Shanghai on the date of the surrender. Yonemura had ordered enlisted men under his command to bury, while alive, more than 100 Chinese civilians in Changshu near the city of Suzhou. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

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