The Scrapbook of Doomed Youth
The following photos were requisitioned from the cameras of killed enemy soldiers by PFC Chet Nycum, a scout with the 503rd PIR. Some of the pictures are also from trooper Mike Levak, who in private life was a photographer.   The indirect photography comes from the film that was already in these cameras when they were taken. These pictures are published for historical purposes and with the hope that they may help clarify, for families, the fate of their loved ones as well as showing the very human and individual nature of war from Japan's citizen soldiers.

Doomed Youth 1 | Doomed Youth 2 | Doomed Youth 3

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