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In 1944, American paratroopers captured Yang Kyoungjong in Normandy. They thought he was a Japanese soldier in German uniform. He wasn’t, he was a Korean with an amazing story.
He’d been forcibly conscripted by the Japanese after they invaded Manchuria. Later he was captured by the Red Army at the Battle of Khalkhin-Gol. They sent him to a labour camp, from which they forcibly conscripted him into the Red Army in 1942.
A year later he was captured by the Germans at the Battle of Kharkov, and in 1944, they sent him to France as part of a Wehrmacht Soviet Battalion, where he was captured after D-Day by the paratroopers.
From Normandy he was shipped to a Prison Camp in the UK, after which he emigrated to the US, where he finally passed away in 1942 as a US citizen, resident in Illinois.