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It is requested that steps be taken to reproduce, for use in the Philippines10 million Pesos P10, of Japanese occupation currency It is requested that the ten million Pesos be prepared in the following denominations, to represent old bills: The first million Pesos was counterfeited in Washington and flown to the Philippines on 21 December They were distributed to six different guerrilla groups.
The known block letter codes known on the American forgeries are: The Japanese occupation banknotes may not be the only ones counterfeited by the U.
A hurried check with Washington disclosed that a huge shipment of Philippine pesos for the Mindanao operation had been shipped by special air transport. Since the request for counterfeit Japanese occupation currency was sent late in we might assume that these were genuine banknotes.
However, other declassified documents in my collection show that: The request, filled and dispatched by highest air priority, was received in Australia during February. Since the type of currency is not clearly identified, it is possible that this early forging of Philippine currency was the regular banknotes, issued prior to the Japanese occupation.
Lieutenant Robert Stahl says in: You're No Good to Me Dead: We also carried thousands of Philippine pesos-real money newly printed in Washington, D.
C loosely packed with water and sand in sealed, five-gallon metal containers. The water - and sand mixture was intended to age the money, since Filipinos would be hard pressed to explain to the Japanese where they got crisp, new paper money.
Aging the currency this way was a brilliant idea-until it came time to dry it so that it could be spent. During the rainy season, which seemed to be all the time, we sat beside fires waving wads of currency over the heat to drive out the moisture.
We also had counterfeit Japanese invasion currency called APA in the islandsAmerican made, to spend freely to inflate the Japanese currency. Later, Stahl mentions a fact that I never heard before. Workers accepted our APA currency even though we were passing out higher denomination bills than the Japanese ever printed.
Some of the large denomination currency was later known to have been used by the Japanese troops. That seems very risky to our Philippine Allies.
Stahl apparently paid them with banknotes that were patently false since no such denomination existed. A Filipino found with such a note would be severely punished if not shot by the Japanese.
Then we hear that some Japanese soldiers used the banknotes. Did they think they were real, or did the pass them knowing they were false?
What an interesting concept. Campeau says in an article entitled: The sub was loaded and the next day we boarded the Narwhal. As I was boarding, Chick Parsons handed me a five gallon can with gunny sack sewed around it and soldered shut to water proof it.
The soldiers at Pearl Harbor put up a very brave fight, considering they simply weren’t prepared for the Japanese attack. They did manage to shoot down several Japanese planes. The excursion begins at Pearl Harbor to relive the events that unfolded on that fateful Sunday morning in , when U.S. forces at Pearl Harbor came under attack by Japan. This catapulted the U.S. into WWII. Dec 07, · But the message is not forwarded to the Pearl Harbor commanders and finally arrives only after the attack has begun. At , Hawaiian time, the first wave of Japanese aircraft begin the attack. Along with the ships in Pearl Harbor, the air stations at Hickam, Wheeler, Ford Island, Kaneohe and Ewa Field are attacked.
This was 25, real pesos made in the U. We rigged up two small sleds, like miniature carabao sleds, and on them we pulled the three pieces that constituted a 3BZ radio, the two storage batteries required for its operation, a gasoline-powered generator, two five-gallon cans of gasoline, and three cans of real pesos I moved off in another direction and dug a hole about two feet deep and large enough around to take a five-gallon can.
This was difficult digging, for the ground was mucky humus threaded with a thick mat of twisted tree and plant roots.
Into it went one of our three cans of pesos.John Terry Gordon, 92, of Silver Spring, Maryland, passed away on January 29, , peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his close urbanagricultureinitiative.com was born in Dallas, Texas, on March 16, He graduated from Arlington High School and continued on to receive a degree in mathematics from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt said that Dec.
7, , was a date that would live in infamy. The attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on that fateful Sunday morning 66 years ago today still lives on. Top military commanders believed that Pearl Harbor was too shallow to allow for a successful attack with torpedoes and measures to protect them were not in place at the time of the attack.
The Japanese worked for close to a year developing a way to attack shallow water harbors. Get the latest international news and world events from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and more. See world news photos and videos at urbanagricultureinitiative.com The “Nita Articles” reprinted below were originally written for and published by the Monroe Enquirer as a nostalgia column.
They're about happy memories of growing up in a small southern town during much simpler times and they're about the schools, teachers, and landmarks we all know and remember so well.
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor came out of the blue, right? Well, not exactly. There was abundant evidence 50 years ago of an imminent assault.