Japan's unconditional surrender in 1945, U.S. general Douglas MacArthur issued orders for the arrest of the first forty alleged war criminals, including Tōjō. Soon, Tōjō's home in Setagaya was besieged with newsmen and photographers. Inside, a doctor named Suzuki had marked Tōjō's chest with charcoal to indicate the location of his heart.
Lt. John J. Wilpers confronting Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo moments after Mr. Tojo attempted to kill himself. Lt. Wilpers and five others were sent by Gen. Douglas MacArthur to arrest Mr. Tojo for war crimes. He was arrested and eventually executed on December 23, 1948. Lt. Wilpers died on February 28, 2013 at the age of 93. http://www.obitoftheday.com/post/44617831944/johnjwilpers#
23 Dec 48: Japan's wartime Prime Minister Hideki Tojo is executed by hanging for war crimes. In his final statements, he apologizes for the atrocities committed by the Japanese military and urges the American military to show compassion toward the Japanese people. #WWII #History
US Medical Officer Examining Hideki Tojo
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December 1947: Former Japanese prime minister and minister of war Hideki Tojo (1884 - 1948) takes the stand to testify in his own defense at the war crimes trial in Tokyo. Tojo was convicted and executed.
An army intelligence officer attends to Hideki Tojo, the prime minister of Japan during WWII. Tojo attempted to shoot himself in the heart as U.S. troops approached his residence to arrest him. The bullet missed his heart and instead went through his stomach. Tojo made a full recovery before being tried, found guilty of war crimes, and executed.