Free Gift with $40+ Purchase. Learn more.
Shopping cart - $0.00

You have no items in your shopping cart.

|$|||A$||$|||$|р.|$|$|||R$|£|$||CFA|CFPF||CA$||$|$|CN¥|$||||||$|EC$|||||$|||£|||$||HK$||||||$|¥|||||||||||||||MX$||||||NT$|NZ$||||||||||||||||||$|$||||||||||฿||$|||$||||$||||

Proceeds from your purchase provide critical funding to national and state parks in the Pacific.

Order by Phone: 1-888-485-1941

Free U.S. Shipping on Orders Over $100

 
 
The Blackened Canteen

The Blackened Canteen

Availability: In stock

Item #:200002

Only 3 left

$20.00

Enjoy tax-free U.S. shopping.

Free gift with purchase

Be the first to review this product

Share:
 
 

Product Description

Details

By Jerry Yellin. A work of historic fiction.

On June 20, 1945, just before the end of the war, 123 American bombers took off from the island of Guam for an attack on Shizuoka, a Japanese city at the foot of Mount Fuji. The raid destroyed two-thirds of the city, taking the lives of two thousands of its citizens. Twenty-three American airmen also died when two of their planes collided in mid-air.

That these 23 men were enemy soldiers mattered little to one Japanese person who buried their remains next to the graves of the Shizuoka citizens killed in the attack and erected a memorial for them there. Many years later, in 1971, another Shizuoka citizen learned of this. He began holding his own ceremony beside the memorial, praying for the souls of the 23 Americans each year on the Saturday closest to June 20.

Though the two countries were once at war, the selfless action of one Shizuoka citizen over 60 years ago has built a bridge between the two countries, inspiring a campaign for peace among Japanese and American citizens, and strengthening ties between the two countries.

Soft cover. 277 pages. 6 inches by 9 inches.

Made in USA

Reviews

  1. Be the first to review this product

WRITE YOUR REVIEW

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register

The Blackened Canteen

By Jerry Yellin. A work of historic fiction.

On June 20, 1945, just before the end of the war, 123 American bombers took off from the island of Guam for an attack on Shizuoka, a Japanese city at the foot of Mount Fuji. The raid destroyed two-thirds of the city, taking the lives of two thousands of its citizens. Twenty-three American airmen also died when two of their planes collided in mid-air.

That these 23 men were enemy soldiers mattered little to one Japanese person who buried their remains next to the graves of the Shizuoka citizens killed in the attack and erected a memorial for them there. Many years later, in 1971, another Shizuoka citizen learned of this. He began holding his own ceremony beside the memorial, praying for the souls of the 23 Americans each year on the Saturday closest to June 20.

Though the two countries were once at war, the selfless action of one Shizuoka citizen over 60 years ago has built a bridge between the two countries, inspiring a campaign for peace among Japanese and American citizens, and strengthening ties between the two countries.

Soft cover. 277 pages. 6 inches by 9 inches.

Made in USA

The Blackened Canteen
$20.00
0 100