Just Doing My Job: Stories of Service from World War II by Jonna Doolittle Hoppes

By Jonna Doolittle Hoppes

Listed here are the reports of some humans speaking on to us, one on one. Its like we have been made aware of a distinct a part of their lives. you are going to ask yourself how the writer "found" those humans, simply traditional participants, and recorded their targeted studies only for you and me.

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The foreign words escaped me, but not their meaning. We would not be allowed to sleep. I shivered in spite of the heavy flight jacket. Cold and hungry, my only companion was fear. The evening grew dark outside, but a single bulb burned brightly in the center of my cell. A Japanese guard brought a cheese sandwich and a cup of tea. Famished, I gobbled it down. I couldn’t remember the last time something tasted so good. Sensing a change in the treatment, I curled up into a ball, cradled my head on my arm and fell into a deep 50 JUST DOING MY JOB but temporary sleep.

The faces that looked back at me were gaunt. Clothes hung loose on emaciated bodies. Secretly I wondered if any of us would see our families again. Although the torture stopped and we shared a cell, the meager rations could not sustain life for much longer. But the worst was yet to come. There was no law on the books that allowed the Japanese to charge the American airmen as war criminals. So they enacted one and applied it ex post facto to the Raiders. On August 28, 1942, we stood before five Japanese officers.

Again I peeked out from under my blindfold. I saw children and dogs scamper out of the path of our speeding car. The incessant blowing of horns added to the air of confusion. Conditions worsened for us in Shanghai. Placed again in solitary confinement, I sat cross-legged in the center of my cell. My ankle throbbed and the mingled odors from the now pungent “night soil” and my own sweat assaulted my nostrils. My stomach growled with hunger and I pushed thoughts of food away. Weary from lack of sleep, my eyes grew heavy and my head began to slump forward.

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