Was that the Japanese military mission trapped in Cherbourg? I'd read a book (called "Reluctant Allies", I think) about German/Japanese relations (or lack thereof). There was a small group of Japanese stationed in France who were trying to coordinate trade between Germany and Japan with long-distance U-boats.Schultz wrote:Actually there where some japanese captured at normandy as well as koreans.
This doesn't really count as "died fighting" but just before the end of the war, the U-235 tried to make it to Japan with war supplies (including uranium and a disassembled Me-262!) Included in the crew were two Japanese military attaches. After the war in Europe was over, she headed for Portsmouth New Hampshire. The two Japanese on board committed suicide rather than surrender to the US.Michael N. Ryan wrote:To the best of my knowledge and from all my reading on World War Two no Japanese units or individuals died fighting alongside their german allies in europe though I have read reports of German civillians being murdered by Japanese soldiers in teh pacific.
Also, here's a real interesting one, McArther's number Two Walter Krueger US Army General was born in Germany but emigrated with his mother to the US when he was eight years old.
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