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Were any downed Japanese airmen captured and taken prisoner at Pearl Harbor?

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2005-11-01 18:47:49
2005-11-01 18:47:49

I don't remember reading that any airmen were taken captive but one of the mini subs was captured on a neighboring island. There is a picture showing the men who piloted the subs in and around Pearl Harbor - all of those men are pictured except the man taken captive. He dishonored the Japanese therefore he lost his position in Japanese history.

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