|Mike Harris & Capt Cooper on site 1|
|Test hole dug with help of HPO|
|Typical pieces found in the grass|
|Old Garapan cemetery|
Rich went off to Tokyo to scour the military archives. Along with an interpreter, he was shown records from every Japanese prison from 1937 to 1945. Both he and the librarian were surprised to learn that the records from Saipan had never arrived. The librarian thought that might be perhaps they were never returned by the US after the war. Of course, we've learned from our search of the US National archives that those records never made it to Washington either. So despite a wealth of detailed prison information - somehow the records on Saipan seem to have disappeared into thin air. Or have they?
In the heart of Tokyo, the Japanese Imperial Palace looms large.
|The Japanese Imperial Palace looms in the background|
Meanwhile, there are flights that leave from Tokyo to Saipan every day filled with tourists from Korea, Japan, China and Vladivostok in Russia. After all, it's US soil - and who wouldn't want a little vacation time on US soil? Great shopping, great beaches, wonderful friendly natives, and a wealth of secrets.
|Delta flights to Saipan from Tokyo|