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3-1-7-1Identification tag

500 m from the hypocenter Moto-machi
Donated by Shigeaki Mori

U.S. airman James M. Ryan (20) was shot down and taken prisoner by the Japanese Army during an air raid on July 28, 1945. He was transported to Hiroshima and died in the bombing.

James Ryan’s identification tag was found in the burned ruins of Chugoku Military Police Headquarters and returned to his family by the U.S. Military. Later, James’ family gave this tag to Shigeaki Mori, who had researched the American soldiers who died un the bombing. Mori donated it to the museum.

 

A-bombed American POWs being moved by military police
August 6, 1945
790 m from the hypocenter Moto-machi
Near Chugoku Regional Military Headquarters
Drawn by Shiro Takeshita

Reality of the Atomic Bombing 3 Victims and Survivors