Osaka Area POW Camps
Japanese List of camps, modified by SCAP, September 1945; N.B. did not
include closed camps, e.g., Tanagawa
RG 331, Box 1321- SCAP Legal Files, Misc. Manila
Colonel Sotaro Murata, Commanding Officer, Headquaters, Osaka Main Camp
Corrections and notations in [Red]
Definitions: Cho - town or
district; Fu - city; Gun -
district or sub-prefecture; Ken - prefecture; Ku - district; zone;
Machi/Cho - town; Mura - village; Shi - city; Ura - seacoast or cove.
[In 1941, three "FU" were Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto]
(*) - designates a private company in command of camp.
Osaka Prisoner of
The Main Base Camp [aka:
Hoincho Camp, CHIKKO,
Camp #1, Main]
Yoshiza Mura [Oeyama]
Established 22 Nov 1942 as Tanagawa, designated 4-B on 19 Feb 43,
closed 20 Mar 1045 and POWs transferred to Kukuoka 11-D.
Det I, Sec XII
Hirobata Machi [This is HIROHATA]
was the civilian camp: FUTATABI
- held most of the Guam
above list was from the original list
submitted to SCAP by the Japanese delgation that went to Manila after
the surrender. Rokuroshi was listed in
the alphabetical order as part
of the Osaka command but no details were submitted. The location
coordinates indicated it was in the burned out section of Kobe.