Proclamation

The members of the crew of the enemy aircraft who enter the territories of the Empire of Japan, Manchukuo, or the regions of our strategic operations and violate International Law in times of war, will be committed for trial by the Court Martial and sentenced to death or severe punishment as grave criminals in times of war.

Nineteenth of October, the 17th Year of the Syowa Era (1942).

SIZUITI TANAKA
Commander-in-Chief of the
Imperial Japanese Forces in the
Philippines

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library