Osaka 4-D Formerly Osaka-08 B
Hitachi Zozen -Men later sent to Akenobe
Shipfitters and laborers, Osaka Iron Works.
Morita Report: [Old Japanese names]
At Hidachi Zosen Sakurajima Zonsenjo (Sakurajima Shipyard and Hida Shipping Company). Address 17 Minamino-cho, Sakurajima, Konohara ku, Osaka City
The POWs helped build ships and manufacture machines. The work supervision was set up the same as at all the other camps.
Morita Report: Post war summary of camp
SCAP Report: Details the conditions post Sakurajima
Canadians & British arrived from Hong Kong on the Tatsuta Maru, arrived at Moji 22 Jan 1943. Australians came up on Kyokku Maru. At least 100 [actual 200] Americans arrived on Coral Maru also known as Tagu Maru -departed Manila 20 Sep 1943, a 70 day voyage with 15 deaths en route. Some British were already there upon arrival of Americans. Status unknown at this time.
Men of Coral Maru known to have been delivered to Hirohata, Niigata and Sukurajima.
Recreated roster of DECEASED based upon names supplied by Jeff Russell, The POW Research Network and cross checked the National Archives and with Tony Banham's Hong Kong web site
Executed for attempted escape:
Executed for escaping 44.07.26
Wharton Herbert Russell,CPL,264072,MAR,4th I,
Mc Gee, Thomas Lowell,PFC,290276,MAR,4th H
No complete roster known to have survived. Recreated roster courtesy of Jeff Russell, nephew of POW Conrad Russell. Roster completion pending
All survivors transferred to Akenobe.
Known to have been in this camp:
Russell, Conrad, PFC, USMC 4th H
Wofford, Ira L. "Luke", S1c,USN, Canopus
Lewis, Claude R., PFC, USMC 4th
Willard Affidavit: Aussie relates experience from capture in Hong Kong (Shuishampo) to Sakurajima to Akenobe. No descriptions of life in Akenobe.
Cyril E. Barnaby Affidavit: Describes the War Crimes of guards and staff at Sakurajima