CAPITAL PUNISHMENT BY THE US MILITARY
IN THE SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA
DURING WWII

 

US Military personnel hung during WWII for crimes committed:-

 

AUSTRALIA

Edward J. Leonski
Hung on 9 November 1932 in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne

 

NEW GUINEA

James W. Peoples
Hung on 2 September 1944 at Oro Bay, New Guinea

Arthur T. Brown
Hung on 2 October 1944 at Oro Bay, New Guinea

Andrew Gibson
Hung on 2 October 1944 at Oro Bay, New Guinea

Leroy E. Greene
Hung on 2 October 1944 at Oro Bay, New Guinea

Charles A. Horne
Hung on 2 October 1944 at Oro Bay, New Guinea

Eugene A. Washington, Jr.
Hung on 2 October 1944 at Oro Bay, New Guinea

Lloyd L. White, Jr.
Hung on 2 October 1944 at Oro Bay, New Guinea

Aveline Fernandez
Hung on 15 November 1944 at Oro Bay, New Guinea

Samuel Hawthorne
Hung on 29 January 1945 at Oro Bay, New Guinea

William T. Curry
Hung on 20 April 1945 at Oro Bay, New Guinea

 

REFERENCES

A Rape of Justice - MacArthur and the New Guinea Hangings

 

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