Recently the Yomiuri News reported the following:
According to the local newspaper Almanac (electronic version) of Menlo Park located at the outskirts of Francisco of the US, former American soldier Raymond Halloran (89) who, at the end of the second World War flied in a B29 bomber and was shot down and became a captive in Japan, had died in the hospital in Menlo Park on the seventh. The cause of his death etc. were not told.
Mr.Halloran survived the air raid on Tokyo in March, 1945, and witnessed the end of the war as a prisoner of war. He was frequently invited to Japan since the 80s, visiting various place to spread his experience, and exchange experience with those who also had experienced the war; beside telling his experience, he repeatedly met with the pilots in Japan who had shot down his plane.
According to Mr. Halloran's official home-page, he was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. After the Pearl Harbor attack, he applied to join the army. He received training as the aerial navigator.
Mr. Halloran was seen as an anti-war activist by many Japanese since the 1980s.