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Albany photographer covered Tojo capture

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Albany native John J. Wilpers Jr. became part of history in 1945, when he and other U.S. counterintelligence officers took Hideki Tojo into custody. George Burns — another Albany man — was also part of the story. Burns served as a photographer during World War II and worked in the Pacific Theater for the Army’s Yank magazine. Among Burns’ most notable photographs were pictures of Tojo after he had attempted suicide on Sept. 11, 1945. ...

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