On this date, 11 June 1951, a Japanese Lieutenant General, Takuma Nishimura was executed by hanging.
Takuma Nishimura (西村 琢磨 Nishimura Takuma)
Takuma Nishimura (西村 琢磨 Nishimura Takuma, 1 September 1899 – 11 June 1951) was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II. After the Japanese surrender, he was tried by Britain and later Australia for war crimes. He was executed by Australia. Nishimura was a native of Fukuoka prefecture.