Details about those listed as missing or killed in the Pacific, including current search operations.

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Re: Australian?

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Based on the date and some of the details, I'm assuming this is F/Lt Newton, VC.
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Re: Australian?

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Daniel is correct. This is the execution of RAAF F/Lt William Newton, VC (not an Allied Intelligence Officer).
The link posted by PF is quoting (without attribution) from a Japanese diary captured during the war.
Here is a link to a NAA War Crimes file with the translation of the diary entry (pages 199-200). ... p?B=278817

[Note: The Tai commander Lt Komai was not brought to trial because he was KIA in the Philippines. Vice Admiral Fujita, who ordered the execution, committed suicide before trial]

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