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Top secret US mission to scatter Pearl Harbour mastermind Hideki Tojo's ashes at sea is revealed 73 years after he was hanged for consigning millions of people to their deaths in WW2

Tojo's remains were scattered over the Pacific Ocean, east of Yokohoma

U.S. Army Major Luther Frierson revealed he 'personally scattered' the ashes


It was a tension-filled, highly secretive mission, with American officials apparently taking extreme steps meant to keep Tojo's remains, and those of six others executed with him, away from ultra-nationalists looking to glorify them as martyrs.

The seven, who also included General Iwane Matsui, the man held responsible for the Nanjing Massacre, were hanged for war crimes just before Christmas in 1948, three years after Japan's defeat.

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