Fort Lawton (Seattle) “Riot” And Pow Lynching, 1944

Fort Lawton Seattle Riot And Pow Lynching 1944

African American soldiers “rioted” against Italian prisoners of war at Seattle’s Fort Lawton, an Army staging area for combat in the Pacific on August 14, 1944. There was the severe beating of American officers and POWs under their guard. Guglielmo Olivotto, one of the POWs was discovered hanged a considerable distance away the next morning. … Read more