Every weekend for more than 20 years, Shigeaki Mori made long distance calls to the U.S. to locate families of American POWs that died at Hiroshima. He only had a list of names but eventually found the families by calling every matching name in phone books he borrowed from the library.
Crew members of "The Lonesome Lady," an American B-24 bomber. Five airmen crashed and became POWs in Hiroshima, later dying in the atomic bomb attack.
American POW, Norman Roland Brissette, was the youngest airman killed in by the Hiroshima A-bomb when he was 19-years-old. Shigeaki Mori tracked his family in the U.S. and gave details of his captivity, and registered his name on the official list of survivors.
Mori pictured at primary school, top row left. This is his only childhood photo that survived the A-bomb blast.
Japanese public broadcaster NHK collected the drawings of A-bomb survivors. This one shows U.S. prisoners of war (POWs) being taken by Japanese Military Police.