Kondo, Shoogo, Civilian guard, Kawasaki POW Camp Number 5
Docket No./ Date: 27/April 11 - 24, 1946, Yokohama, Japan
Charge: 1. Willfully and unlawfully committed cruel, inhuman and brutal
atrocities and other offenses against POWs
Verdict: 25 years confinement at hard labor/Sentence Upheld
Reviewing Authority's Recommendations: Reviewer states that the defense
amounts to a mere denial of all charges. Reviewer and those above believed
sentences to be too light.
Reviewing Authority: Paul E. Spurlock, Reviewer, Judge Advocate Section
Defense Arguments: 1. Admitted slapping and hitting prisoners but as
punishment for offenses. Admitted administering treatment of moxa and
of putting a POW into confinement in the guard house but not hitting the
person. 2. Did not know about any of the other incidents.
Judge Advocate's Recommendations: