A second raid by the R.A.F. After the surrender of tens of thousands of American troops during the Battle of Bataan, many were sent to a Cabanatuan prison camp following the Bataan Death March. Record of Management of Prisoners of War, Japan Prisoner of War Bureau. Kachidoki Maru  (AKA Kakko maru/President Harrison). Unlike weapons and supply transports (which were sometimes marked as Red Cross ships), these prisoner transports were unmarked and were targeted by Allied submarines and aircraft very often the majority of these ships were sunk by the end of the war. ... During WW2, German POWs in Britain plot to escape from their prison camp in Scotland. Suga attended the official surrender of the Japanese forces in the Kuching area by their commander, Major-General Hiyoe Yamamura, onboard HMAS Kapunda on the 11th September 1945. POWs died at a rate of up to fifty per day. In some camps, a large number of prisoners trying to bathe limited baths to one per week, and some POWs washed at laundry sinks or washstands or in the nearby bodies of water. The surviving POWs then suffered treatment on a par with the worst of all the POW camps. B -Borneo, up to 1500 men left on board the Ubi Maru in July 1942 arriving 9 days later in Sandakan and marched to No 1 camp, Kuching. Rangoon Prison, 1945. Shuske Wada, whose charges paralleled those of Toshino, was the official interpreter for the guard group. The survivors were put aboard the Brazil Maru which arrived in Moji Japan, on January 29, 1945. There were Japanese civilian doctors or medical officers who came around the camps, or there were the POW medical officers in each camp who conducted treatment. Ship sunk 21 September 1944 by an unidentified US submarine. Sometimes they were thrown into very small cells without food. The registers refer to camps numbered 1-4, the identity of these had not previously been established but it is now believed that these refer to: No 1 PoW camp - Changi, No 2 PoW camp - Serangoon Road Camp, No 3 PoW camp - River Valley Road Camp and No 4 PoW camp - Adam Road Camp. The POWs used the clothes that they had with them upon their arrival in Japan, and the camps provided work clothes such as tenugui (Japanese cotton towel), jikatabi (traditional work footwear), and gunte (work gloves made of cotton). 4 Camp, Taiwan, Formosa, JC /59   Taihoku West, Mountain Camp, Taiwan, Formosa, JC /60   Taihoku & Indin, No 6 Camp, Jungle Camp, Taiwan, Formosa, JC /24   Argyle Street, Shamshuipo, "N" Camp, "S" Camp, Hong Kong, JC /88   Numbers 1, 2, 3, 5 Camps, Hiroshima, also Fukuoka 7 &12, Zentsuji 2, Japan, JC /176 Ube, Ube Camp Mines, Higarshimizome,Hakon Shu 2 Camp, Japan, JC /181 Mororan, Muroran, Musoyan, Mussian, Hakodate Group, Japan, JC /182 Nisi Asibetsu Camp, Hakodate Group, Japan, JC /183 Akahera Camp, Hakodate Group, Japan, JC /189 Yokohama, Mitsubishi, Tokyo Group, Japan, JC /201 Seida P.W. . Which are all released under the terms of Creativecommons.org/licenses/by-s/3.0/. This was a civilian only internment camp, taken over by the Japanese in 1942. The prisoners of war suffered greatly at the hands of the guards for not cutting the rock quickly or well enough. After surrendering to Imperial Japanese Army forces in a revenge act for the sinking of a Japanese minesweeper they rounded up 300 Dutch and Australian POWs at random and executed them at Laha airfield in the Dutch East Indies (Now Timor). The camp commandants often refused to reply to questions put to them. 1 Camp, Copper mine, Taiwan, Formosa, JC /58   Heito, No. While the attitude of the Japanese authorities regarding prisoners' mail seems to have been one of indifference, their attitude regarding visits to prisoner-of-war and internment camps was much more positive. The prisoners of war allocated to this force were all sick men, with Diptheria and dysentery amongst other illnesses. In those camps, which had no such facilities, POWs were allowed to shop in the neighbourhoods near the camps under the supervision of the Japanese guards. It left Manila on 13 December 1944 and over the next two days was bombed and strafed by American planes. It should be mentioned that they had the greatest difficulty in obtaining the necessary permits for each visit, that during the visit they had to refrain from all reference to humanitarian texts in order not to anger the Japanese authorities, and that the latter always regarded them with suspicion and ill-will. Sailed from Singapore on 04/7/44 to Moji, Japan via Manila (Phillipines) arriving on 13/8/44 with 609 POWs. Original Source: National Archives reference WO392/23-26. Some camps even provided POWs with small amounts of tobacco. Occupied originally by British POWs from F Force who had left Changi (Singapore) in April 1943. 14 September 1945. On November 1, 1944, Asama Maru was torpedoed and sunk by the US Submarine ‘Atule’ 100 miles (160 km) south of the island of Pratas. During World War II, the Japanese Armed Forces captured nearly 140,000 Allied military personnel (Australia, Canada, Great Britain, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United States) in the Southeast Asia and Pacific areas. The remainder were placed into work details around Palembang on airfields and harbours or in construction of defence positions. Torpedoed by USS Seahorse the next day on 21/1/44. Several times a month, meat or fish was provided, but as the food situation in Japan worsened, the meat disappeared. Toward the end of the war, the IJA moved many of the camps in the industrial areas inland or to areas closer to the Sea of Japan because of air raids by the U.S. Air Force and in anticipation of the invasion of Japan. The POWs were paid by Japanese Army regulations. On arrival at Mojio, the POWs were split & sent to Moji & Kobe camps. to be used by the Japanese Armed Forces in the occupied areas. The Weihsien Compound (Shandong) (Civilian only), Lunghua Civilian Assembly Centre (Shanghai). At the end of the war, the Japanese Armed Forces destroyed all documents … The nurses heard a quick succession of shots before the Japanese soldiers came back, sat down in front of the women and cleaned their bayonets and rifles. After the Australians refused to sign any agreement the Japanese crammed some 15,000 men, including the British POWs from the Changi camp, into the Selerang Barracks which was originally intended for a maximum of 1200 men on 2 September 1942. Japan's early successes in the Far East during the Second World War resulted in over 190,000 British and Commonwealth troops being taken prisoner. The largest Japanese war This list contains camp names which were only for Civilian Internees and these are noted wherever possible - however our database only lists those who had Military ranks and are of British, Canadian, Australian, South African, Rhodesian, New Zealanders and other Commonwealth nationalities where we have managed to find a source, our database lists only those who are military internees, not civilians or merchant marine for the most part. Japanese prisoner of war index cards can be found in WO 345. In normal times the prison would house 800 prisoners but at one point during the war, it had ten times that. There were also other causes of death including work accidents and bombardment by the Allied Forces. More information about these records can be found in the research guides British Prisoners of War, c1760 – 1919 and British Prisoners of War, 1939 – 1953 . The information they provided gave urgency to the question of further exchange agreements, but in spite of unceasing negotiation, this draft was destined to be the last to be repatriated from Japanese custody until the liberation of the Philippines in February 1945. No water and very little food were provided for the majority of this journey. Towards the end of the war, the lack of clothing was very serious, and POWs were dressed in rags. 2 bridges were constructed across the river although both were bombed successfully during the war (not sabotaged by commandos/special forces, however!). According to the findings of the Tokyo Tribunal, the death rate of Western prisoners was 27.1%, seven times that of POWs under the Germans and Italians. However, after several escapes by POW officers and Other Ranks from Shamshuipo, Argyle Street was re-opened in mid-1942 as an officers' camp. Situated in Lushun Manchuria and built by the Russian occupation forces in the early 20th century. With the lack of food, water and proper hygiene the number of cases of dysentery and diphtheria began to rise. Carried 74 officers and government officials of the Dutch East Indies from Singapore to Formosa departing January 10th & taking 26 days in 1943. They were forced to engage in the hard labour of constructing railways, roads, airfields, etc. Sport Our database contains only those rosters we have managed to source so far -If you know of other roster lists please let us know if you know where these may be located and we will add them if at all possible. Sailed from Singapore on 06/09/44 to Japan with 900 POWs on board. Prisoners of War of the Japanese 1939-1945. Furthermore, the Japanese Government had been very negligent in keeping records of such historical facts during the war. At Sandakan and Ranau and Brunei, North Borneo, batches of prisoners in fifties and sixties were marched out to dig their graves, then shot or bayoneted and pushed into the graves, many before they were dead. Experience: Prisoner of war life changes you. Changi was not just one camp but up to seven prisoner-of-war (POW) and internee camps. In the early hours of the 16th September, she hit a mine north of Labuan, listed quickly to port and sank. To prevent the rescue of prisoners of war by the advancing allies, on 14 December 1944, Japanese guards herded the remaining 150 POWs at Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, into three covered trenches used as air-raid shelters which were then set on fire. This turned out to be the tipping point as the move would endanger the lives of gravely ill patients and also lead to the spread of diseases. On October 24th 1944 Commander E. N. Blakely spotted the unmarked Arisan Maru through his periscope on the USS Shark submarine. 14). An industrial area halfway between Medan and Pulo Berayan. Often used for staging POWs up and down the railways' line, the hospital was a base from November in 1942 until April in 1944. At this point, the Japanese relied on sea transportation to provide supplies for troops stationed there. This ship carrying more than 548 British/Dutch POWs from Molucca to Java was torpedoed by USS Bonefish off Kangean (Bali) on 29/11/43, 548 POWs died. On arrival at Mojio, the POWs were split & sent to Moji & Kobe camps. 273-274) re the beheading of the PBY aircrew members. By taking too aggressive a stand they would have run a great personal risk and would probably at the same time have jeopardized what scant opportunities for relief work they had. These horrific incidents following the fall of Ambon became the subject of one of the largest ever war crimes trials: 93 Japanese personnel were tried by an Australian military tribunal at Ambon. It was the world's greatest sea disaster at the time with 5,640 dead. Not one of them survived. A former British prisoner of war describes building the bridge over the River Kwai during WW2. Carried 500 prisoners from Cabanatuan to Cebu City, then Cebu City to Manila beginning July 4, 1944; same POWs sailed from Manila to Takao, Formosa beginning July 16, 1944; same POWs sailed from Takao to Keelung, Formosa beginning August 4, 1944; same POWs sailed from Keelung to Naha, Okinawa beginning August 17, 1944; POWs finally arrived in Moji, Japan on September 1, 1944. These were: By July 1943 some POWs were transferred to the Japanese homeland camps where labour was in short supply. The survivors of the sinking were held for several days in an open tennis court at Olongapo Naval Base. There were, of course, many thousands more Commonwealth prisoners. *3 –Australian war memorial archives https://www.awm.gov.au/events/conference/2002/degroen.asp. Sanitary facilities consisted of four 5-gallon buckets which were grossly inadequate. Jun 25, 2019 - Explore Philip Williams's board "WW2. You learn not to get too close to someone because the next day they could be dead. Designed as a civilian cruise liner, in 1941 the ship became a troop transport for the Japanese Navy. During World War II, Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany (towards Soviet POWs and Western Allied commandos) were notorious for atrocities against prisoners of war. A former British prisoner of war describes building the bridge over the River Kwai during WW2. A Dutch-built ship of 2071 tonnes, launched in 1900. Some of this is in English however many significant parts are in Japanese. Only in 1944 were the agents of the International Red Cross Committee in Singapore and the Swiss Consul in Bangkok able to work openly and effectively as distributors of Red Cross relief supplies. C- Japan, Left Singapore on 28/11/42 and arrival was split into those that went onto Kobe (Kawasaki) camp and Naoetsu (number 4 Tokyo camp). About 500 … Diagonal red lines drawn across the card means the serviceman died in captivity. The … Halfway between the capital (Tokyo) and Yokohama this artificial island in the bay had barracks surrounded by a bamboo fence. Prisoners in Japan, on the whole, fared better, especially those at Zentsuji (where one man received 80 letters), than men in the Dutch East Indies where the number seldom reached double figures. Approximately 3,500 POWs died in Japan while they were imprisoned. In contrast, the IRCC was not given access to camps in South-East Asia where conditions were far worse and frequently appalling. "F" Force was not classified as a normal working group of slave labourers. Situated in Kowloon district, this camp was the largest in Hong Kong and the main place where both professional soldiers and the Hong Kong volunteer defence corps were imprisoned during the Japanese occupation. POWs reported various atrocities of these types in their testimony before the War Tribunals after the war. There were three kinds of camps; branch, detached and dispatched camps. Japanese prisoners of war, though a rarity for part of the Pacific War, were taken as the war neared its end and immediately after the war had finished.Many thousands of prisoners of war were taken after Japan surrendered in September 1945 after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As early as February 1942 proposals had been made to the Japanese by the British Commonwealth and United States governments for an exchange of civilian officials, together with a certain number of non-officials. The more interesting material is often the returning POW questionnaires found within WO392/23 (A-D) WO392/26 (R-Z), these were collated by MI9, the British secret service department responsible for escape and evasion. to be used by the Japanese Armed Forces in the occupied areas. On December 8, the same day as the attack on Pearl Harbor (on the other side of the International Date Line), he flew from Nichols Field to engage in aerial combat against the Japanese in his Curtis P-40E fighter aeroplane. The railway was started from both ends at more or less the same time with Australian POWs and Dutch internees being shipped to Burma also. This policy reflected the practices of Japanese warfare in the pre-modern era. Terms of Service apply. Please bear in mind returning POWs were so traumatised these questionnaires were not completed in many instances. During World War Two the Japanese forced prisoners of war … See more ideas about Bataan death march, World war ii, Bataan. A type of military secret police, also largely responsible for counter-espionage activities. In September and October 1943 several hundred Americans and Canadians, including a number from Hong Kong, walked with relief from the Teia Maru on to the Gripsholm at Marmagao in Portuguese India. After an exchange of salutes between the POWs and their senior officers, the firing squad opened fire. To-151 Kamioka Prison (Gummyoji) Yokohama. Arrived at Moji in Japan where POWs were sent onto Taisho sub-camp, one of a group of camps around Osaka and Kobe. Only 550 of the 900+ who sailed from Taiwan were still alive; 150 more men died in Japan, Taiwan, and Korea in the coming months, leaving only 403 survivors of the original 1620 to be liberated from camps in Kyushu, Korea, Manchuria, and Taiwan in August and September 1945. Sunk by USS Queenfish (SS-393) 1 April 1945. The camp was in existence until May 31st 1944 when military prisoners were transferred to Changi prison, while the remaining 3500 civilians were moved to Sime Road Camp. In spite of repeated requests for the regular forwarding of complete lists, not only of captures but of transfers and casualties, the Japanese never appear to have set up an organisation capable of dealing even with the notifications of the capture of the 300,000 Allied nationals in their hands. The case of the Oryoku Maru collectively covers the seven-week voyages and fate of Allied POWs held in the Philippines, who survived the sinking of that ship in Subic Bay in December 1944, and the bombing of a second ship the Enoura Maru, in the harbour of Takao, January 1945, and the Brazil Maru which transported the last surviving Allied POWs to Moji, Japan. News of those held in the Dutch East Indies seems to have been withheld the longest. The captain of the ship, Shin Kajiyama, was acquitted, "as he had no chance to prevent any atrocities". Prisoner of war camps in Japan housed both capture military personnel and civilians who had In January 1942 it was emptied, with the POWs moving to Shamshuipo, North Point, and Ma Tau Chung Camps. September 1945. Many camps were re-designated during their lifetime hence some camp names may be worded differently or even have several versions. The survivors of the sinking of the Oruku maru (see above) were held for several days in an open tennis court at Olongapo Naval Base. J-Japan sailed from Singapore on 16 May 43. Camp Gloegoer I was was from April until May 1942 located in former coolies’ sheds a kilometre east of the main road. One of which was the transportation of 900 British POWs from Singapore on 28/10/42 to Takao, Taiwan. This could be the Sime road Internment camp (not POW) however Adam Road camp itself was the former British Army Barracks taken over by the Japanese for accommodation nearby. In 1916, Germany sent newly captured British and French prisoners to carry out forced labour on the Eastern Front in a reprisal action for the French sending German prisoners of war to camps in North Africa and the British using German prisoners as workers for the British army in France. The Tokyo and Osaka Camps had attached hospitals, Shinagawa POW Hospital, and Kobe POW Hospital, which treated seriously ill patients from each branch camp. This particular group of records features prisoners held by Japanese and Thai forces at prison and internment camps in Japan, Singapore, Java, … Breavington asked to be finished off and more rounds of bullets were fired into the four.’. Sailed from Hong Kong to Japan (Moji) via Taiwan in December 1943 carrying 500 POWs. Japanese troops round up Chinese and Russian prisoners of war and take them to unit 731, where they're horribly tortured and experimented on to test new biological weapons. Besides, that sent on exchange ships, mail for prisoners of war in the Far East was by July 1942 being transported across Russia to her Pacific seaboard and thence to Japan, under an agreement reached with the Soviet Government. WW2 People's War Homepage Archive List Timeline About This Site: Contact Us: Japanese Prisoner of war. To-158 Kotobuki Police Station, Yokohama? The ship was built for Lang & Fulton of Greenock as SS Ardgorm. Changi POW camps: TNA index reference & location: WO 367. All but Sister Lt Vivian Bullwinkel were killed. Sailed from Guam 10/1/42 to an unspecified port in Japan arriving on 15/1/42 carrying 800 POWs. On April 23, 1942, the five hundred American and Western internees were moved to Camp Holmes from Camp John  Hay, a former base of the Philippine constabulary, five miles away. 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