Osaka 9-B formerly 24-B
Osaka 9-B NOTOGAWA
SHIGA-ken, KANZAKI-gun, NOTOGAWA-machi
[East side of Lake Biwa in town of Notogawa]
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18 May 1945: Established as Osaka 24-B
Aug 1945: Renamed Osaka 9-B
Sep 1945: Rescue effected
Posted on the Wes Injerd web site. Worth a visit and worth exploring!
Australian POWs at rescue; 8th Inf Division; Corporal D. McRae of Surrey Hills, Vic; Gunner A. Vokes of Brighton, Vic; Private (Pte) A. R. Murdoch of Malvern, Vic; Driver W. J. McCormack of Ivanhoe, Vic; Pte A. Whatley of Vic; Pte M. Webster of Fitzroy, Vic; Pte L. J. McRae of Chelsea, Vic.
Four more Aussies at rescue: Pictured, left to right: Private A. W. L. Park of Corrigin, WA; Gunner T. O'Mullane of Brighton-Le-Sands, NSW; Sapper E. V. Smith of Koondrook, Vic; and Private Power of Kyogle, NSW
Japanese camp commander Nakanishi surrenders sword to Australian Lt Goddard
Land reclamation at villages of Iba and Benton. The Governor of the Prefecture sent civilians (attached to Army) to supervize the project. Final authority was the Army.
Dutch Camp Description (Google translated)
Australians, British & Dutch not located yet; part of roster, RG 389 Box 2129- Marked Osaka #5, mis-labeled as NARA as Tsuruga.
Deaths: none recorded or noted
FEPOW Memoir James McHarg Miller, Royal Scots (Hong Kong) regarding Notogawa. Survived the sinking of the Lisbon Maru thence taken to Osaka #1.
RG 331 Box 246
First POWS arrived 20 May 1945. 300 from Osaka Main (Chikko) and Harima. A medical officer arriver later making the total 301. Camp had no sub-divisions.
Camp Commander: 2nd Lt Yoshio Nakanishi