ENS Floyd Ewing Hall

ENS Floyd Ewing Hall

Birth
Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri, USA
Death 19 Feb 1946 (aged 25)
Okinawa, Japan
Burial Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
Plot Section N, Grave 275
Memorial ID 9204880 · View Source
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Ensign, US Navy Aviator, captured on Chichi Jima Island (in the Bonin Islands Group) when his plane was shot down during World War II. He was executed by beheading by the Japanese about a month after his capture, and parts of his body were removed for serving to Japanese Army officers (cannibalization), as part of their warrior spirit indoctrination (the Japanese had plenty of food available). His remains were buried, and later recovered by American soldiers. Army Major Sueo Matoba, the Japanese officer who ordered his death and dissection, was tried for War Crimes in 1947, executed by hanging, and buried in an unmarked grave on the island of Guam (where the trial was held). Hall was friendly and outgoing, and well liked. His life and death are described in the book, "Flyboys" by James Bradley.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 30 Jul 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 9204880
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for ENS Floyd Ewing Hall (12 Jun 1920–19 Feb 1946), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9204880, citing Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .