| Osaka #18
Wakinohama - Kobe
Known Dutch Death:
Wassink, Jan Cornelis, Corp, 4528. 45.03.18 from heart failure (beri beri)
It is evident that some more POWS were transferred to Wakinohama and remained there until the surrender.
Initial group arrived from Taiwan on the Melbourne Maru. Most had earlier been sent from Manila to Taiwan on the Hokusen (Haro) Maru in early October
Picture donated by Jon B. Haugdahl
Books Describing Life at Wakinohama:
Courage on Bataan and Beyond- a well done description of the experience of Abel F. Ortega, 192nd Tank Bn. Excellent selection of photos and the experience of the Death March, O'Donnell, Camp Murphy and hell ships to Japan and final days at Maibara.
| Known American Deaths:
Name, Rank, ASN, Service, Unit, Date of death,Cause
SEEWER, Glen Russell,PVT,290945,MAR,4th K,45.04.10,asthma
STANDRIDGE, William,SGT,6363738,QMC,,45.02.15,Acute Pneumonia
WOLFF, Clarence,CPL,19019500,CAC,60th D,45.03.21,acute enteritis
WELCH, Herman L,PFC,19014524,CAC,59th Hq,45.03.01,Chronic enteritis
More to come!