The File Bin
A Collection of Files
for the Curious & Inquisitive
all seen the
huge bins at recycle centers and second-hand stores just full of all
kinds of things. They are a
challenge to dig through, but they do have a lot of interesting items
in them and it's always fun to find something really useful. With
that in mind, I've decided to throw into a huge holding bin for all to
view the huge number of files
from Roger Mansell as well as the ones that I have gathered through the
years -- a much better place for them rather than just have them sit on
my hard drive for who knows how long.
I'll be sorting them all out into appropriate online folders as I find time, and will be adding files (e.g. the huge Special Files section) as time permits as well. Feel free to email webmaster Wes Injerd if you think something should NOT be posted here, or you know where it has already been posted (or you know where it should be posted), or you just have further information on it that you'd like to share.
You may find something you are looking for on this growing Excel file for document scans recently obtained at the US National Archives and also The British Archives in Kew: POW rosters and asst files from NARA
Last update: 7/27/23
camps - rosters
- Unknown reason for this limited list of POWs for camps ranging from
Hakodate area to Hiroshima area; documents found in RG 389 Box 2070.
|Location: Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands
Date taken: February 1945
Photographer: Carl Mydans
US Army nurse carrying her gear prior to boarding a plane for transport after she was liberated from a Japanese internment camp during WWII.
US Army nurses being helped aboard a plane for transport after they were liberated from Japanese internment camps during WWII.
US Army nurses disembarking from a truck on their way to planes for transport after they were liberated from Japanese internment camps during WWII.
US Army nurses waiting to board C-54 cargo plane after they were liberated from Japanese internment camps during WWII.
US Army nurses boarding cargo plane for transport after they were liberated from Japanese internment camps during WWII.
US Army nurses waiting to board cargo plane for transport after they were liberated from Japanese internment camps during WWII.
US Army nurses disembarking from truck to board a cargo plane for transport after they were liberated from Japanese internment camps during WWII.
Leona Jackson - fifth column on Guam.jpg
Full report: Jackson, Leona USN - Capture of Guam and internment 1941-12-09.pdf
|Australian War Museum
crash site, while on
relief supply mission, Aug. 30, 1945:
kinds of images here from that
Japan Army Districts and CW supplies map.jpg
Ammo graves Bataan - 4th Marines.jpg
|Japan National Diet Library
|ATIS info re treatment of POWs - Abstracts of Evidentiary Documents
Camp Stanley POW Camp Hong Kong 1945-01-16 - Weekly Intel Bulletin Vol01 No33
Censorship of POW news - Abstracts of Evidentiary Documents p3498
Contraband on Hospital Ship TACHIBANA MARU - Weekly Intel Bulletin Vol021 No05
Debunking Tokyo Rose Rumors - Weekly Intel Bulletin Vol01 No45
Fukuoka wife's comments re A-bomb; occupation 1945-11-21
Fukuoka wife's comments re Emperor; children would be sent to Africa 1945-11-21
Jap POW Instructions No Longer Suicide - Weekly Intel Bulletin Vol01 No44
Japanese prisoners of war - Weekly Intel Bulletin Vol01 No02
Japanese order to kill US pilots - Abstracts of Evidentiary Documents Alphabetical by Subject 2
Kamikaze train - Weekly Intel Bulletin Vol01 No02
Kenpeitai and Army officers controlled education
King surrender on Bataan - Abstracts of Evidentiary Documents
Mass murder of POWs in event of Allied invasion - Abstracts of Evidentiary Documents
Monbusho (Min. of Education) statistics on student labor
POWs to be disposed of - Abstracts of Evidentiary Documents
Punishment for Returned Japanese Prisoners - Weekly Intel Bulletin Vol01 No20
Railroads on Kyushu - Maps Report No 1d(5) USSBS Index Section 2
Railroads on Kyushu LEGEND - Maps Report No 1d(5) USSBS Index Section 2
Re execution of POWs - Abstracts of Evidentiary Documents
Re POWs to be disposed Formosa - Abstracts of Evidentiary Documents
Renunciation of War clause - from Milo Rowell Papers on New Japanese Constitution
Results of Incendiary Attacks - Weekly Intel Bulletin Vol021 No05
Sasebo Naval Base - Weekly Intel Bulletin Vol01 No20
Sasebo Naval Dockyard - Weekly Intel Bulletin Vol01 No20
Special attack corp by students
Students belief in victory
Students no work no advancement
Tojo instructions re POWs - Abstracts of Evidentiary Documents
Tojo says not bound by Geneva Convention - Abstracts of Evidentiary Documents
War Minister responsible for POW work assignments - Abstracts of Evidentiary Documents
Women substitute mothers for evac students
|Hunter,Tackley_The_War_Against_Japan_1952,2006.pdf - large 55Mb file
|Jackson, Leona USN - Capture of Guam and internment 1941-12-09.pdf
Folder 8: Japanese POW Information Bureau (Historical Data). Includes an index of documents in the Japanese POW Information Bureau, including detailed roster information. Also contains information about the Bureau itself. This folder is not referenced in NARA's online catalog. THIS FOLDER APPEARS TO CONTAIN A MASTER INDEX TO JAPANESE POW DOCUMENTS EXISTING AT THE END OF THE WAR.
Folder 9: 1 of 2 - Records of Japanese POW Information Bureau. Instructions, receipts, shipment lists & routing slips for documents to be transported and/or destroyed. This folder not referenced in NARA's online catalog. THIS FOLDER APPEARS TO CONTAIN LISTS OF JAPANESE POW DOCUMENTS SHIPPED AND/OR DESTROYED.
Folder 10: 2 of 2 - JPWIB, DD Form 111 for Records of (Transferred to Japanese Government). Receipts for documents returned to Japanese government & shipment lists of records. This folder is not referenced in NARA's online catalog. THIS FOLDER APPEARS TO CONTAIN MASTER LISTS OF JAPANESE POW DOCUMENTS RETURNED TO THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT.
Personnel_RG153Bx107.pdf - assorted scans of Japanese of
List of Monetary Effects of POWs and Military Internees which are not remitted to POW Information Bureau
Part 2 of 3 parts. Part 3 of 7 parts (3 copies in folder)
2 lists, All Dutch POWs
Part 1 of 3 parts, 2 lists
All British POWs, Includes deceased, living and unknown
American POWs, Includes deceased, living and unknown
Includes Czechoslovakia, Africa, Unknown, Philippines, New Zealand, Malay, Norway, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Australia, Canada and Iraq. Many copies of each roster in folder.
- Total for Pacific/Asia region = 414
Typed report of Japanese and German patents
Report of release of Allied and Neutral property seized in Japan in 1941
Report of release of Allied and Neutral property seized in Japan in 1941 (mostly American, British & Chinese)
Mostly American,British and German patents & copyrights
Reparations claims against Japan
|Japan National Diet Library
Cave on Okinawa - Weekly Intelligence bulletins Vol I Nos 1 to 52 14
July 1944 to 9 July 1945 Report No 11-c(3) USSBS Index Section 6
Allied Prisoners RAKUYO MARU - Weekly Intelligence bulletins Vol I Nos 1 to 52 14 July 1944 to 9 July 1945 Report No 11-c(3) USSBS Index Section 6
Excerpts from Fukuoka resident interviews Report No 14e(5) USSBS Index Section 2
FUCHIDA_Mitsuru_interrogation_from Japanese Military and Naval Intelligence interrogation Report No 1j USSBS Index Section 2
Grew press conference 1944-11-16
Japanese Military Caves on Peleliu - Weekly Intelligence bulletins Vol II Nos 1 to 5 16 July 1945 to 13 August 1945 Report No 12-c(5) USSBS Index Section 6
Japanese Treatment of POWs - from Weekly Intelligence bulletins Vol II Nos 1 to 5 16 July 1945 to 13 August 1945 Report No 12-c(5) USSBS Index Section 6
Man from Methodist background p1003 - from Fukuoka resident interviews Report No 14e(5) USSBS
Monbusho statistics on student workers - from Education Interviews of school officials Report No 14h(27)(b) USSBS
POWs and POW Camps - Abstracts of Evidentiary Documents Alphabetical by Subject 3
Sasebo Naval Center - Weekly Intelligence bulletins Vol I Nos 1 to 52 14 July 1944 to 9 July 1945 Report No 11-c(3) USSBS Index Section 6
Unusual Diary of Naval Officer Nemoto - Weekly Intel Bulletin Vol01 No20
Index Cards for Interrogations Typical Answers Report No 14h(42)(b) - wartime morale and attitudes re war, defeat, Emperor, bombing, Americans, work, propaganda, fighting spirit
Index Cards for Interrogations Colorful Answers Report No 14h(42)(c) - worries, war leaders, defeat, changes, spirituality
Index Cards for Interrogations Unusual Answers Report No 14h(42)(d) - changes, defeat, worries, greatest weakness, war leaders, doubts about victory, certainty of defeat, Emperor, bombings, Americans
Index cards for interrogations feelings at start of war Report No 14h(42)(e) USSBS Index Section 2
Index cards for interrogations opinions as to leaders Report No 14h(42)(h) USSBS Index Section 2
Index cards for interrogations American propaganda leaflets Report No 14h(42)(j) USSBS Index Section 2
Index cards for interrogations fighting spirit Report No 14h(42)(g) USSBS Index Section 2
Fukuoka interview spirit of people in general Report No 14f(4)(c) USSBS Index Section 2
Nagasaki special interviews Report No 14f(23)(a) USSBS Index Section 2
Education interviews of school officials Report No 14h(27)(b) USSBS Index Section 2
Trend in various quarters relative to the Emperor's sovereign power and other problems Report No 14h(61)(i) USSBS Index Section 2
8 September 1944 Japanese Emperor and the war Report No 22c(42) USSBS Index Section 6
The Emperors Position in Respect to Political and Military Development 1936-1945 Serial No 507 Report No 2(s) USSBS Index Section 8
Planning of the Pearl Harbor Attack Serial No 498 Report No 2o(49) USSBS Index Section 8
Much info can be culled from these documents re POWs (search on "POW" whole words only):
2545 - Intelligence activities in the Philippines during the Japanese occupation
2546 - Intelligence activities in the Philippines during the Japanese occupation
|LIFE magazine articles
IMTFE_Reviews_218-238-300-305_Zamperini.pdf - Ofuna, Naoetsu, Omori camps
Billy Graham revival in LA with Zamperini - LIFE 1949-11-21.pdf
Zamperini - BOYS LIFE 1944-01.pdf
|Please seek permission before using!
Works by Dwight Rider:
Hog Wild – 1945: One B-29, One Soviet Conspiracy (2012) - Dwight Rider's book about the B-29 on a POW supply mission that was forced down in North Korea... and the Japanese A-bomb project.
Burn Before Reading (2016) - Full title, Burn before Reading: The Japanese Atomic Bomb Program, the Battles of the Chosin Reservoir, and the Cave at Koto-ri. Eye-opening story about a mystery that lies within a cave in North Korea, and the struggles that many in intelligence work face.
Japan's Biological and Chemical Weapons Programs; War Crimes and Atrocities: Who’s Who, What’s What and Where’s Where – 1928-1945 - Everything you ever wanted to know, and more, about Japanese bio-chem-weapon research, including Unit 731 and its affiliates.
The Japanese Wartime Atomic Energy and Weapons Research Program – Seishin (Chongjin), Northern Korea. 1938 - 1984
The Kuroda Papers: Translation and Commentary (2020) - by Dwight R. Rider, Dr. Eric Hehl and Wes Injerd
A Dark Valley (2020) - by Dwight R. Rider and Dr. Eric Hehl. Reveals and discusses the history and location of North Korea's primary uranium enrichment facilities at Anju/Sinanju.
Railway of Infinite Regret (2020) - by Dwight R. Rider and Dr. Eric Hehl. Discusses the WWII-era Japanese-constructed Thai-Burma Railway and its possible use as a transportation system supporting the removal of uranium ores in Burma to Japan.
The Taech’on Maskirovka: North Korea’s Clandestine Plutonium Reactors and Uranium Milling Facilities (2020)