Hiroshima #3 Tamano POW Camp
Mitsui Mining Co.

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Hir-03B-Tamano
Hiroshima #3 Branch POW Camp TAMANO
(MITSUI KOZAN) [Shipyard]
OKAYAMA-ken, TAMANO-shi, HIBI 448

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Timeline:
01 June 1945: Camp established as Hiroshima Branch #3
Sep 1945: Rescue effected
Labor:
Hibi refinery, Mitsui Mining Co.; shipyard repairs and stevedore work
Hellship:
Most of the British Artillery men, ex Malaya, arrived after slavery on the Death Railway. Dates and ships not determined yet. The men were transported to Osaka and slaved at Amagasaki. The Hong Kong men also appear to have been in Amagasaki prior to this camp.

British Rescue Roster: (200 British) Original (PDF)
NARA Record Group 407, Box 102.
XLS Spreadsheet: includes additional information
Deceased: None recorded at this camp


George Lord, Royal Corps of Signals - short snorter 10-yen bill (courtesy of Paul Roales): "I bought a 'short snorter' signed by a British POW on Ebay... it says: 'G Lord SSgt R Signals BSM Dominion Royal Artillery POW.' I would be glad to have you post the image. Any information on his service or life after the service would be greatly appreciated." UPDATE: More info on Lord here.