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“To live, a man needs food, water, and a sharp mind.”
Lt. Louis Zapmerini was an Olympic long distance runner and is the central character in Laura Hillenbrad's book Unbroken, which is to be made into a motion picture by Angelina Jolie.
Here are the official records of the disappearnce of Lt. Louis Zamperini and of the Class B & C Yokohama War Crimes Tribunal trials of people Zamperini complained against. Although Zamperini only provided an affidavit and did not give evidence in the trials - which would allow him to be cross-examined - his affidavit was accepted as evidence.
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NARA: US War Department record of the disappearance of the B-24 'Green Hornet', 27 May 1943. (MACR 41-24212)
NARA: War Department intercepted intelligence mentioning Zamperini in POW list, 28 March 1944.