The Return of Ghost Troops [Part 1] (Japanese Mystery Case #013)

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The Return of Ghost Troops

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This is a true story of Japanese ghost troops who were killed in fierce battles on an island in the South Pacific about 80 years ago and returned to Japan as ghosts.

On August 21, 1942, 777 men of the Ichiki Detachment of the Japanese Army were killed in action in a battle against the U.S. Marines on Guadalcanal Island. On the same day, the ghost troops of the Ichiki Detachment appeared at a barracks in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan, causing a great uproar.

Japanese Army Colonel Kiyonao Ichiki (1892-1942)
Soldiers of the Ichiki Detachment on standby on the island of Guam
(Source: Hokuchin Memorial Museum)

In this article, I would like to introduce the true story of the return of the ghost troops, which is not known outside Japan.

Battle of the Tenaru

On August 21, 1942, the first large-scale Japanese counterattack against the Allied Forces, led by the United States Marine Corps, took place on Guadalcanal Island, the largest island in the Solomon Islands, known as the battleground of World War II.

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