Sakurajima
Morita Report

Sakurajima Main
Morita Report:
IX. EIGHTH BRANCH: SAKURAJIMA CAMP


Address: Osaka City

History: Camp was established 20 January 1943. On 22 January 1943, the first POW's arrived - 200 Americans from Hong Kong. On 5 October 1943, 100 Americans arrived from the Philippines. On 17 May 1945, all POW's tranferred to the AKENOBE camp, and on 18 May 1945 the camp was closed.

Camp Commanders:
(a) 20 Jan 1943 - 11 Oct 1943: 2d Lt. Masatochi YAMADA
(b) 11 Oct 1943 - April 1944 (exact date unk): 1st Lt. Shuntaro HABE.
(c) April 1944 - 10 June 1944: 1st Lt. Akso FUJIMORI
(d) 10 June 1944 - Feb 1945: 1st Lt. Sai YAMASHITA
(e) Feb 1945 - 18 May 1945: 2d Lt. Yoshi KAMAMISHI

Work: At Hidachi Zozek Sakurajima Zozenjo (Sakurajima Shipyard and Hida Shipping Company)
Address: 17 Minamino-Cho, Sakurajima, Konohana-Ku, Osaka City.

The POW's helped build ships and manufacture machines.
The work supervision was set up as at all other camps.