Radio Tokyo Broadcasts in English
This broadcast named "Lawyer" [2nd Lt Dale R. Lawyer, O-674590] and "Baker" [2nd Lt Frank P. Baker, O-798725] as a prisoners, both were crew members from B-24D "Miss Carriage" 41-24207. These reports were not transmitted in the regular channels for reporting prisoners of war, and were considered unofficial.
Tokyo in English to Western United States, received April 3, 1944:
"The first message is to Mr. Abner Lawyer at 1959 Paul Street, Ottawa, Illinois. Please met Mr. Lawyer know that his son Dale Ralph Lawyer is now a prisoner of war. And a second postcard should be addressed to Mr. W. F. Baker, of 803 Park Street, East Point, Georgia. You can inform Mr. that his son Frank Pierce Baker, is no longer in active front line combat in the South Pacific. Both of these young pilots were shot down in the New Guinea area by Japanese fighter planes. They are now prisoners of war of the Imperial Japanese Army in Wewak, New Guinea."
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