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The tale of the hero pilot whose love survived hell

Japanese officer Yasuno Chikao frozen forever in the act of executing Australian commando Leonard Siffleet on Aitape Beach, 24 October 1943. the photo was found by American troops on the body of a dead Japanese soldier in April 1944 and was published in an Australian magazine and in Life. magazine in the US

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from WW2DB

[Photo] Portrait of Leonard Siffleet, circa 1941

Portrait of Leonard Siffleet, circa 1941

from WW2DB

[Photo] Leonard Siffleet and his fiancee Clarice Lane at Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia, 1941

Leonard Siffleet and his fiancee Clarice Lane at Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia, 1941

from We Are The Mighty

That time Japanese soldiers cannibalized US pilots in World War II

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This enduring photograph would capture the last seconds of Leonard Siffleet's life. (Credits: Australian War Memorial)

The soldier Leonard Siffleet moments before being executed by the Japanese officer Yasuno Chikao