Red Cross Report 13 Apr 1943
Fukuoka #6 renamed to Hiroshima #6

Hir-06 Main

REPORT ON PRISONERS OF WAR


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FUKUOKA DIVISIONAL CAMP NO. 6
In October 1942.
Colonel Sugasawa
Majors [Ian S.] Graham* and [Walter Robert] Busby
Said to be 2300 men.
185

8
4
29
144

English Prisoners transferred from Java by the "Singapore Maru" November 17th, 1942
April 13th, 1943
C.A. Kengelbacher

* Major Graham (Seaforth Highlanders) sent to Zentsuji in July 1943; eventually rescued Fukuoka #9 Miyata



Note: Bold red by Center For Research
1. Camp located at Omino, Yamaguchi Prefectrure, aboiut 100 miles from Shimonoseki, sunny, healthy, pleasant site amidst low hills.
2. Camp out of danger zone.
3. 3-storied wooden building, formerly used as [a] workers dormitory.
4. Adequate light and electricity as well as heating by large coal burning braziers.
5. Straw matted floors, quilts, blankets, sheets and pillows.
6. Brief camp rules in Japanese and English only.
7. All in possession of the prisoners except weapons, cameras and excessive money.
8. All exchanged into Yen and credited to the Prisoners' savings account.
9. The prisoners have not been able to communicate their capture or whereabouts to their governments.
10. 2 postcards of somewhat pre-instructed wording only, no news received from home.
11. No complaints made regarding comfort parcels.
12. Received twice from Red Cross and no complaints.
13. Distribution to all alike.
14. Mail requires many months.
15. Communication possible only with camp supervising officer [Sugasawa], not with Protecting Power so far.
16. One English Physician [Flight Lt. Leslie George Liddell, (MC) RAF], 3 medical orderlies, one priest present.
17. Food moderately satisfactory under the circumstances.
18. Essentially rice, barley, bread, vegetables, fruits, little meat, fish, eggs.