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Enoura Maru and Brazil Maru —Lingayen Gulf to Takao, Formosa. USA, 12/15/44, I, , , , Minneapolis, Minnesota, Hennessey, George R. , 2nd Lt, O&426217, Inf, 57th Inf Regt (PS), F Co, Bn, USA, 1/9/45, II, , , , Los Angeles, California, Nyquist, Eugene J. , 2nd Lt, W&2101199, QMC, , , USA, 12/15/44, I, , , , 1/27/45, I, , , , , Ohio, Bodie, Thomas M. , 1st Lt, O&391120, Inf, 31st Inf Regt (US), , USA, 2/5/45, I, Fk-3, , , San Francisco, California, MacDougall, Daniel , CPhM, 2147757, USN, Cavite Navy Yard, Dispensary, USA, 1/9/45, II, , , , Pottstown, Pennsylvania, Leitner, Henry D. , Capt, O&352141, , 92nd Inf Regt (PA), , USA, 2/17/45, USA, 1/9/45, , , , , Tulsa, Oklahoma, Smith, Carey M. , Cmndr (MD), 62174, , USNH Canacao, , USA, lived, III, As she neared the naval base at Olongapo in Subic Bay, US Navy planes from the USS Hornetattacked the unmarked ship, causing it to sink on December 15. Lz-Twn  , III, , , , , Gibson, Marion Jasper, Pvt, 18031688, AC, 7th Matl Sqdn, , USA, lived, , , , , San Jose, California, Kelso, Walter A. Jr., 2nd Lt, O&379197, AC, 93rd Bomb Sqdn, , USA, 2/4/45, USA, 2/3/45, I, KMH, , , Atchinson, Kansas, Rose, Fred E. , Capt, O&311487, , 92nd CA Regt (PS), , USA, 12/15/44, II, 12/15/44, , , , , Dardanelle, Arkansas, Merten, Frederick R., CCST, 1425906, USN, , , USA, 12/15/44, , , , , , Fk-17, , Fk-17, Sapulpa, Oklahoma, Giddens, William A. , Cpl, 6266989, Med, 5th Air Base Gp, Hq & Hq Sqdn , , , Columbia, South Carolina, Benson, Gordon S. , 1st Lt, O&406706, AC, Visayan Force, ADC to CG, USA, , Fk-17, , Fk-17, Inman, South Carolina, Haynes, William , P/Sgt, 219993, USMC, 4th Marine Regt, B Co 1st Bn, USA, , , , , , Pennsylvania, Kaufmann, George M. , Capt, O&268107, , 66th Pack Train (PS), , USA, The 5,065-ton tramp steamer Junyo Maru sailed from Batavia (Tandjoeng Priok) on 16 September 1944 with about 4,200 romusha slave labourers and 2,300 POWs aboard. , Salt Lake City, Utah, Bowes, Edward H. , Lt Col, O&012358, Inf, 31st Inf Regt (US), 1st Bn (CO), 12/15/44, I, , , , Los Angeles, California, Miner, William D. , Capt, O&343468, Inf, Visayan Force, Camp X Cebu (CO), Nathansen, Peter , Civilian, none, , , , German, 12/15/44, , , , , , Navallo, Bernardo N. , 2nd Lt, O&890314, Inf, 71st Inf Regt (PA), , USA, The conditions were deplorable aboard these ships used by the Japanese to transport Allied prisoners of war from the Pacific to hard labor in Asia. 27 December 1944-January 6 1945. decoding, USA, 2/28/45, I, KMH, , , Atlanta, Georgia, Cox, Tom Colbert, 2nd Lt, O&890133, CAC, 200th CA Regt (AA) , , USA, 1/9/45, II, , , , Whitinsville, Massachusetts, Chancy, Yancey B., 2nd Lt, O&890557, CAC, 60th CA Regt (AA) , C Btry, USA, , Washington, D.C. Robinson, Winfield N. , Maj, O&252203, Inf, 45th Inf Regt (PS), , USA, Fk-3, , Fk-3, Seneca, South Carolina, Kellogg, George S. , Pvt, 6581746, Med, Hosp #2 , , USA, 12/18/44, , , , , USA, lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, Coker, Alabama, Adams, John P.  , Lt Col, 4, USMC, 4th Marine Regt, Hq Co 3rd Bn, , , Overland Park, Kansas, Byfield, Damon B. , 1st Lt, O&890214, ENG, 201st Engr Bn (PA), , USA, lived, I, Fk-3, , Mukden, San Antonio, Texas, Brown, Hugh , Lt, 70989, USN, Cavite Naval Yard, Asst Capt of Yard, USA, San Francisco, California. USA, lived, , Fk-4, , Fk-4, Hobbs, New Mexico, Harvey, Thomas E. , Pfc, 281633, USMC, 4th Marine Regt, , USA, lived, , Asmussen, William F. , Pvt, , Roy Neth Ind Army, , , Dutch, lived, III, 1/22/45, I, , , , Rosemead, California, Scholes, Robert D. , Maj, O&274896, Inf, 57th Inf Regt (PS), 2nd Bn, USA, I, , , , Madison, South Dakota, Stephens, William H. , Capt, O&890362, , , , USA, 1/10/45, II, , , , 1/23/45, II, , , , Bayonne, New Jersey, Fairl, Norton R. , Civilian, none, , , , USA, 1/9/45, , , , , Buffalo, New 12/15/44, I, , , , Bostonia, California, Moffett, Albert W. , 1st Lt, 6177, USMC, 4th Marine Regt, Hq Co 2nd Bn, Lincoln, Frederick R. , Pte, 5772354, British Army, Roy Norfolk Regt, , Joy, Philip J. , Civilian, none, , , , USA, 3/18/45, , Fk-17, , , , Joyner, Henry C. , PhM3C, 2624191, USN, USNH Canacao, , USA, 12/14/44, I, USA, 1/27/45, I, , , , Easton, Pennsylvania, Elliott, John William �Bill�, Ens, 109180, USN, USS Canopus, , USA, III, , , , Oakland, California, Schnicke, George , 1st Lt, O&310757, CAC, 91st CA Regt (PS), , USA, 1/9/45, I, , , , Oklahoma city, Oklahoma, Peterson, Arthur C. , Maj, O&018151, CAC, 60th CA Regt (AA), A Btry (CO), 2/18/45, III, Fk-17, , , , Washington, Nicholson, Alfred E. , S/Sgt, 6493633, AC, 21st Purs Sqdn, , USA, lived, , lived, , Fk-17, , Fk-17, Richland, Texas, Carter, David T. Jr., Capt, O&293962, Inf, 41st Inf Regt (PA), , USA, Adj), USA, lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, , Briscoe, Lawrence L. , Pvt, 19012867, CAC, 59th CA Regt, E Btry, USA, lived, I, Fk-3, , Fk-3, Huntington Park, California, Foyt, Albert J., Civilian, none, , AGO, , USA, 1/9/45, , , , , Los Fk-1, , Jinsen, Twin Falls, Idaho, Turner, John W. Jr., Maj, O&267724, CAC, 515th CA Regt (AA), 1st Bn Hq, Fk-17, Tyro, Kansas, Cullen, Augustus J. , Capt, O&023162, CAC, HDM&SB, Hq & Hq Btry, USA, , , New York, Gwynn, Benjamin E. , 1st Lt, O&423165, , 194th Tank Bn, , USA, 1/16/45, Some died from suffocation or dehydration. Fk-4, , Fk-4, Richmond, Illinois, Konik, Edward P. , 2nd Lt, O&890185, Inf, 92nd Inf Regt (PA), I Co, USA, Bishopville, South Carolina, Schade, Lester A. , 1st Lt, 6220, USMC, 4th Marine Regt, Marine Air Coupeville, Washington, Krauss, Paul H. , Capt, O&22932, Inf, 45th Inf Regt (PS), AT Co, USA, USA, 2/5/45, , Fk-1, , , Waynesfield, Ohio, Hanes, Donald , Capt, O&359121, , 192nd Tank Bn, Hq Co, USA, 2/18/45, II, 2/19/45, II, Fk-1, , , Ft. Worth, Texas, Kennedy, Thomas R. , 2nd Lt, O&890346, , 17th Sig Plt, , USA, 1/21/45, II, 1/19/45, I, , , , Washington, D.C. Heinrich, Clarence Casper, Maj, O&890365, Inf, 21st FA Regt (PA), , USA, Fk-3, , Mukden, , California, Faulkner, George C. Jr., 2nd Lt, O&42731, AC, 14th Bomb Sqdn, , USA, Taihoku-6, . lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, , Massachusetts, Rosenstock, Edgar S. , Capt, O&021159, CAC, HDM&SB, Hq & Hq Btry, USA, lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, Canton, Ohio, Davis, James Richard, 2nd Lt, O&427470, AC, 91st Bomb Sqdn, encoding and Yard, , USA, 12/15/44, , , , , Gardena, California, Barr, Elvin Leon, Lt Col, O&007554, CAC, 60th CA Regt (AA), XO, USA, , San Francisco, California, Richard, Burton R.  , 2nd Lt, O&411733, AC, 3rd Purs Sqdn, , USA, USA, 1/10/45, II, , , , Columbus, Georgia, Wilson, Charles H. , Maj, O&137206, Med, , , USA, 1/12/45, , , , , New lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, , Virginia, Gunter, George M. , Pvt, 18052340, Med, Hosp #1, , USA, 1/28/45, , , , , 12/13/44, I, , , , , Alabama, Snoke, Donald R. , Capt, O&021971, CAC, 59th CA Regt, F Btry, USA, , , Toledo, Ohio, Aikman, Robert P. , 1st Lt, O&225747, CAC, 59th CA Regt, D Btry, USA, Brundrett, George C. , Capt, O&311944, AC, 440th Ord Co (Avn), , USA, 2/3/45, II, KMH, , , Williford, Arkansas, Magee, Robert K. , 1st Lt, O&386968, Inf, 31st Inf Regt (US), H Co, USA, 1/31/45, II, KMH, , , San Francisco, California, Murphy, Lloyd G. , Capt, O&351025, Inf, 31st Inf Regt (PA), B Co, USA, USA, lived, , Fk-1, , Jinsen, Los Angeles, California, Browne, Charles J. , Maj, O&020726, Inf, 92nd Inf Regt (PA), 3rd Bn-CO, McMichael, William J. , WO jg, W&2101243, AC, , , USA, 1/9/45, , , , , , McMillan, Frank C. Fk-1, , Jinsen, Farmington, Missouri, Houghton, Karl H. , Maj, O&020411, Med, II Corps, Asst Surgeon, USA, Norfolk, Virginia, Owen, Woody T.  , 2nd Lt, O&427650, AC, 16th Bomb Sqdn, , USA, Bjarne Asheim was included under the A's of the roster, and must have been among the prisoners placed on Brazil Maru in Dec.-1944 (Oryoku Maru was bombed on Dec. 15-1944). I, , , , Tolar, Texas, Flagg, Morris A. , QM1C, 2124710, USN, USS Canopus, , USA, 12/15/44, , , , lived, , Fk-1, , Jinsen, Los Angeles, California, House, Thomas W. , Cpl, 6384925, Med, 31st Inf Regt (US), Med, USA, 1/9/45, II, , , , Hillsboro, Oregon, Freeman, Richard W. , Pfc, 15067955, Med, Hosp #1, , USA, 1/9/45, , , , , Fk-17, , Fk-17, Salida, Colorado, Luetzel, William P., Maj, O&286929, AC, , , USA, 2/16/45, I, KMH, , , 1/9/45, I, , , , Long Beach, California, Taylor, Marion W. , Lt, 71924, USN, Inshore Patrol, Hq, USA, lived, I, 1/25/45, I, , , , , North Dakota, Peshek, Michael E.  , 1st Lt, 6169, USMC, 4th Marine Regt, H Co, USA, 3/3/45, , Fk-4, , , East Orange, New Jersey, Pearce, William M. , Lt (jg), 98978, USN, , , USA, 1/6/45, I, , , , , New Delaware, Rogers, Eugene F.  , PhM3C, 2916587, USN, USNH Canacao, , USA, lived, USA, 12/15/44, I, , , , Deming, New Mexico, Schwartz, Abe , 2nd Lt, O&890089, QMC, , , USA, 1/9/45, I, , , , Manila, 1/9/45, I, , , , St. Paul, Minnesota, Trump, Herbert R. , Chpln Lt Cmndr, 62936, USN, 4th Marine Regt, Hq Fk-17, Sherman, Texas, Vidal, Ben , Pvt, 38031081, CAC, 200th CA Regt (AA), F Btry, USA, lived, , USA, 1/9/45, II, , , , San Antonio, Texas, Woodside, John Stewart, Ens, 86941, USN, 16th Naval Distr, Cmdt's Office, 12/15/44, , , , , , New York, Phillips, James A. , 2nd Lt, O&412159, AC, 17th Purs Sqdn & 60th CA Regt, Fk-3, , Mukden, Santa Barbara, California, McIlhattan, Vernald G. , Capt, O&362731, , 92nd Inf Regt (PA), , USA, Zc512. Florida, Gray, Billy B. , Pvt, 14042417, Med, Hosp #2, , USA, 1/23/45, , , , , Lindstrom, Arthur E. , Civilian, none, , , , Norwegian, 12/13/44, , , , , Michigan, Stearns, Benton H.  , Lt, 99358, USN, Cavite Naval Yard, , USA, Cruise of Death series from Nov. 8, 1945 published in the Chicago Daily News Ship diagrams from Japanese blueprints, showing cargo hold locations - Oryoku Maru - Enoura Maru - Brazil Maru Bilibid transfers to Oryoku Maru (RG 407 Box 148) 1/24/45, , , , , Belleville , Illinois, Hulsey, Earl H. Jr., 2nd Lt, O&426670, AC, 17th Purs Sqdn, , USA, 1/26/45, Virginia, Haltom, Winfield S., Capt, O&220914, AC, 27th Bomb Gp (L), Hq & Hq Sqdn, 1/17/45, , , , , Fresno, California, Roemer, Louis E. , Lt Col, O&015081, CWS, , , USA, 1/22/45, I, , , , , 1/21/45, II, , , , Patagonia, Arizona, Cummings, William T. , Chpln 1st Lt, O&890019, , Hosp #1, , USA, 1/29/45, Gray, Warren , Civilian, none, , , , USA, 1/9/45, , , , , , Graybeal, Harold W. , Civilian, none, , , , USA, 1/23/45, , , , , Los Louisiana, Weaber, Ivan John  , Capt, O&248617, CAC, , , USA, 1/30/45, II, Mj-P, 1/15/45, I, , , , Rolla, Missouri, Eberly, Earl J. , Pfc, 18060103, Med, Hosp #1, , USA, 1/23/45, , , , , , Jinsen, Baltimore , Maryland, George, Paul T. , 1st Lt, O&343347, AC, 7th Matl Sqdn, , USA, 2/10/45, I, lived, III, Takao, Fk-17, Fk-17, , Tacy, Lester J. A pre war post card of the Japanese liner the Oryoku Maru. 1/25/45, I, , , , , North Carolina, Breitling, George T. , Capt, O&021948, Inf, 43rd Inf Regt (PS), , USA, 1/9/45, II, , , , Norfolk, Nebraska, Frank, Charles B. , 1st Lt, O&368542, Med, , , USA, lived, , Fk-1, , 12/15/44, I, , , , , Ohio, Schock, John L. , Lt Col, O&004004, DENT, Hosp #1, , USA, 1/23/45, , , , , Btry, USA, 1/30/45, I, Mj-P, , , Silver City, New Mexico. Fk-17, , Fk-17, Louisville, Kentucky, Myers, Gordon R. , Capt, O&343608, Inf, 52nd Inf Regt (PA), , USA, 1/9/45, II, , , , , New York, Melendez, Alfonso A.  , Capt, O&331782, CAC, 200th CA Regt (AA), Hq, 1/10/45, I, , , , St. Augustine, Florida, Backhaus, Fred H. , SC3c, 3286010, USN, , , USA, lived, , Fk-17, , Fk-17, lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, Sepan, New Mexico, Crabtree, Thomas D. , 1st Lt, O&890058, ENG, 14th Eng Regt (PS), , USA, Richmond, Virginia, Golden, Leo Bernice Jr., 2nd Lt, O&412104, AC, 21st Purs Sqdn, , USA, USA, 1/25/45, II, , , , Waltham, Massachussetts, Irons, Arthur Letcher  , Maj  (DDS), O&016526, DENT, Hosp #2, , Fk-3, , Mukden, Covington, Louisiana, Gagen, Robert J. , 1st Lt, O&306696, FA, , , USA, 1/30/45, I, Mj-P, , , TESTIMONY OF MAJ. ARTHUR PETERSON, 60TH CA., PRISONER OF WAR _____ Bob Hudson. Peart Diary-unusual diary of entire trip of the Oryoku Maru and following ships. USA, 2/5/45, I, Fk-3, , , Deming, New Mexico, Sherman, Hyman V., 2nd Lt, O&406495, QMC, , , USA, 12/23/44, I, , , , Los , , , Illinois, Falletta, Anthony M. , Pfc, 38008183, Med, Hosp #2, , USA, lived, , Fk-1, 1/25/45, II, , , , Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, Wynkoop, Hueston Richard "Bish", Maj, O&020790, Inf, II Corps, Asst G-2, USA, 2/2/45, III, KMH, , , Dayton, Ohio, Nash, David , Lt, 75101, USN, USS Mindanao, , USA, lived, I, Fk-3, , 12/27/44, II, , , , Memphis, Tennessee, Brownell, Theodore R., CY, 3462732, USN, USS Canopus, , USA, lived, , Yonkers, New York, Sehmann, Fred Jr., T/Sgt, 19048846, , Luzon Force, Hq, USA, 1/29/45, , , , II, , , , Cleveland, Ohio, Leighton, Harry R. , Maj, O&016296, , Sternberg Gen Hosp, VC, USA, 1/9/45, In 1946 the American Graves Recovery Team exhumed the bodies of the men who were buried at Takao following the bombing of the Enoura Maru , and they were later re-interred in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii. , , , San Rafael, California, Kappelmann, Mac , Capt, O&360687, , Phil Dept Ft. Mills, , USA, 1/28/45, USA, 12/15/44, I, , , , , California, Bryan, Arthur M. , Lt Cmndr, 9939, USN, Mariveles Base, , USA, 1/24/45, , Fk-17, , Fk-17, Austin, Texas, Ose, Alvan S. , 2nd Lt, O&427647, AC, 16th Bomb Sqdn, , USA, 1/9/45, I, , (CO), USA, 1/25/45, II, , , , , Pennsylvania, Blizzard, Howard L. , 1st Lt, O&355479, AC, Air Warning Svc Co, , USA, USA, lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, Gallup, New Mexico, Kabakow, James , Capt, O&890041, , Manila Finance Office USFIP, , USA, 1/13/45, III, , , , Sherman, Texas, Simpson, Carter B. , 1st Lt, 5959, USMC, 4th Marine Regt, M Co 3rd Bn, 12/15/44, I, , , , , Utah, Hicker, Eugene S. , Maj, O&238251, Inf, 71st Inf Regt (PA), , USA, lived, I, , , , Tulsa, Oklahoma, Morgan, Donald R. , Maj, O&277312, , 65th QM Troops (PS) VC, , USA, III, , , , Claverack, New York, Barbour, Samuel L. Jr., Maj, O&021218, FA, 23rd FA Regt (PS), , USA, , , , Kansas, Mitchum, Winfred A. , CY, 3597865, USN, , , USA, lived, , Fk-17, , Fk-17, The Oryoku Maru, attacked Dec. 15, 1944, was just one of about 20 such Japanese ships carrying prisoners that were sunk by Allied forces unaware they were killing their own men. II, Fk-1, , , aiken, South Carolina, LeMire, Jack F. , Capt, O&310999, MAC, Hosp #1, , USA, 2/9/45, , KMH, , , 12/29/44, I, , , , Rancho Santa Fe, California, Meier, Philip H. , Maj, O&373974, Inf, 21st Inf Regt (PA), 2nd Bn, USA, Fk-22, Franklin, Pennsylvania, Scarborough, Francis H. , Capt, O&377415, Inf, , , USA, 1/27/45, I, , , , Fk-17, , Fk-17, Fort Smith, Arkansas, Brownlee, Robert W. , Pfc, 315356, , 26th Cav Regt (PS), , USA, 1/28/45, , , , , , Maine, Davis, Harry W. , Pfc, 33110744, Med, 31st Inf Regt (US), Med, USA, Little Rock, Arkansas, Arnao, Charles , 2nd Lt, O&888466, AC, Air Warning Svc Co, , USA, 1/9/45, Fk-4, , Fk-4, Detroit, Michigan, Bansley, Donald E. , PhM1C, 2124309, USN, 4th Marine Regt, , USA, 1/19/45, Samithini, Eddy, Pvt, , Roy Neth Ind Army, , , Dutch, lived, III, Heito, , Med, USA, 12/15/44, , , , , Manchester, Texas, Giescke, Adolph H. , Capt, O&235436, , II Corps, Asst G-4, USA, 2/6/45, Aalbergsbert, Wynard R. , Cpl, , Roy Neth Marines, , , Dutch, lived, III, Submitted by Dot Hawkes. I, , , , Orangeburg, South Carolina, Buboltz, Walter J. , Capt, O&289091, Cav., 26th Cav Regt (PS), S-4, USA, Philippines, Rolfe, Jesse , Pvt, 7086720, Med, 16th Bomb Sqdn, Med, USA, 1/21/45, , , , POW rosters, POW camp records, and POW affidavits obtained from the US , , , , Oklahoma, Kircher, Albert J. Jr. , Maj, O&300017, , Luzon Force, Hq, USA, 1/10/45, 1/26/45, I, , , , Indianapolis, Indiana, Rush, William E. , CRM, 2011050, USN, , , USA, 1/9/45, , , , , , II, , , , El Paso, Texas, Sheares, James W. , Cpl, 6981203, AC, 28th Matl Sqdn, , USA, lived, , 2/4/45, , Fk-4, , , Tulare, California, Green, Leonard D. , T/Sgt, 6852630, Med, HDM&SB, , USA, lived, , Fk-17, , II, , , , Ironwood, Michigan, MacDonald, Ronald C. , Lt Col, O&015017, Inf, 42nd Inf Regt (PA), , USA, 12/14/44, I, , , , Koloa Maui, Hawaii, Stensland, Joseph O. , Maj, O&024435, Inf, 81st Div (PA), , USA, 12/15/44, 1/9/45, II, , , , Sandersville, Georgia, Cockrum, William L. , 1st Lt, O&370593, , 192nd Tank Bn, C Co, USA, 2/23/45, , Fk-4, , , , New Mexico. 2/11/45, , KMH, , , , Pennsylvania, Gimson, Mark E. , Pfc, 6579415, AC, 19th Bomb Gp (H), Hq & Hq Sqdn, USA, Nevada City, California, Welsh, Clyde Lionel "Pete", Lt Cmndr, 63866, USN, USNH Canacao, , USA, Louis, Missouri, Hogaboom, William F. , 1st Lt, 5957, USMC, 4th Marine Regt, K Co 3rd Bn, 1/17/45, I, , , , Los Angeles, California. USA, 12/15/44, I, , , , Deming, New Mexico, Darling, James H., PhM2C, 2999201, USN, USS Canopus , , USA, 12/15/44, USA, 1/9/45, II, , , , Charleston, South Carolina, Williams, Francis H.  , Maj, 4533, USMC, 4th Prov Bn, CO, USA, Sturgis, South Dakota, Zimmerman, Paul , GM2C, 2682781, , USN, , USA, 12/15/44, , , , , , Florida, Zimpfer, Fred W. , Pvt, 35030659, Med, 803rd Engr Bn (Avn), Med, USA, , Washington, D.C. Lochridge, Alvin L. , Capt, O&264654, Inf, , , USA, 1/21/45, I, , , , , Co, USA, 1/10/45, , , , , , Phillipines, Search, Byron Truman , Capt, O&289046, , , , USA, 2/11/45, II, Fk-1, , , II, KMH, , , Harrodsburg, Kentucky, Rumbold, Ralph E. , Maj, O&016588, Inf, II Corps, Asst Signal, USA, , , , El Paso, Texas, Kastro, Andrew , Pvt, 13025624, CAC, 60th CA Regt (AA), Hq, USA, 12/15/44, USA, 1/11/45, , , , , Dyersville, Iowa, Raider, Jerome L. , 1st Lt, O&390078, Inf, 102nd Inf Regt (PA), , USA, lived, , Fk-17, , Fk-17, Coptville, Texas, Calkins, John J. , Sgt, 6382606, CAC, 59th CA Regt, F Btry, USA, lived, , Raquette Lake, New York, Mickelson, Clayton H. , Capt, O&379323, Med, 26th Cav Regt (PS) VC, , USA, USA, lived, , Fk-1, , Jinsen, Corpus Christi, Texas, Doak, Barney G. , 2nd Lt, O&890199, Inf, 102nd Inf Regt (PA), , USA, , , Pennsylvania, Youmans, Joseph M. , 2nd Lt, O&294147, CAV, 26th Cav Regt (PS), , USA, Cahill, Mathew W., Civilian, none, , AGO, , USA, 12/15/44, , , , , . Fk-17, , Fk-17, , Iowa, Dolk, Myronn E. , Cpl, 20900702, , 194th Tank Bn, , USA, 1/9/45, , , , , British, 4/9/45, III, Takao, Fk-17, , Glasgow, Scotland, Mosher, Roy , Capt, O&890452, , Phil Dept, QM Depot, USA, 12/15/44, I, , , Fk-4, , , , Kentucky, Goodpasture, John A. Jr. , 1st Lt, O&320639, , V Intcp Cmd, , USA, lived, 1/9/45, I, , , , , Kentucky, Van der Heiden, Joseph G. , Chpln Capt, O&414242, , 5th Air Base Gp, Texas, Lockwood, Hanford Nichols Jr., Lt Col, O&008428, FA, 41st FA Regt (PA), , 1/9/45, II, , , , Winneconne, Wisconsin, Grimes, Edward M. , 2nd Lt, O&890181, , 21st Div (PA), , USA, 1/30/45, I, New York, New York, Holmes, Leslie H. , Capt, O&346935, AC, 60th CA Regt (AA), Hq Btry, USA, cards, , USA, lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, Mill Valley, California, England, Phillips B. , M/Sgt, 1013509, AC, 2nd Obsn Sqdn, , USA, 1/3/45, , San Diego, California, Kerr, Edwin V. , Lt Col, O&012304, FA, II Corps, Asst Signal, USA, On board were more than 1,600 American POWs, about 1,340 of whom lived through the ordeal. USA, 1/9/45, , , , , , California, Gilbo, Edward E. , 2nd Lt, O&421600, AC, 17th Bomb Sqdn, , USA, 1/21/45, 1/19/45, , , , , Alexandria, Virginia, Plant, William H.  , Ens, 96508, USN, MTB Sqdn 3, PT-31, USA, 1/9/45, , Texas, Abston, Aaron A.  , Capt, O&021391, CAC, 60th CA Regt (AA), G Btry-CO, 1/22/45, II, , , , Gordon, Georgia, Zanirato, Peter A. , S/Sgt, 6549545, , Hosp #1, , USA, 1/22/45, , , , , I, , , , Eagle Grove, Iowa, Knizner, Andrew G. , Sgt, 7022781, Med, 4th Marine Regt, Med, USA, lived, Lenk, Fred , Civilian, none, , Czech Embassy, , Czech, 12/15/44, , , , , , Leonard, John T. , 1st Lt, O&395693, CAC, 59th CA Regt, E Btry, USA, lived, I, Fk-3, , Mukden, , California, Richardson, William T., 2nd Lt, O&731790, , 701st Ord Co (Avn), , USA, Initial disbursements to POW camps, *2 Base, Supply and dispersing officer, USA, lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, , Lippincott, Joseph R. , Lt, 86624, USN, Olangapo Naval Station, , USA, Only 490 of the original 1,619 survived. published work without Fk-3, , Mukden, McAlister, Oklahoma, Bryant, Alton H. , 2nd Lt, O&411932, AC, 28th Bomb Sqdn, , USA, 1/22/45, , Pte, , British Army, , , British, lived, III, , , Greenwood, South Carolina, Couch, George David, 2nd Lt, O&890213, ENG, 201st Engr Bn (PA), , USA, More than 1,600 POWs were stuffed in to the ship’s 3 holds as it sailed around the Bataan Peninsula. Sector, USA, 1/29/45, I, Mj-P, , , Canon City, Colorado, Maguire, William H. , Lt Col, O&018818, , 45th Inf Regt (PS), , USA, USA, lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, Kensett, Arkansas, Sanders, Fred R. , PhM1C, 3857668, USN, USNH Canacao, , USA, 1/13/45, III, specific permission. II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, Baldwinsville, New York, Mercurio, John , MGySgt, 183799, USMC, 4th Marine Regt, Svc Co, USA, Oakland, California, Roberts, Clifford E. , Pfc, 6580660, Med, Hosp #2, , USA, 1/3/45, , , , , , , , Oswego, Montana, Houseknecht, James E. , Pfc, 6948793, Med, , , USA, 3/29/45, , Fk-1, , , 1/18/45, II, , , , Seattle, Washington, Mack, Edward C. , Lt Col, O&016213, , Luzon Force, Hq, USA, 4/9/45, I, USA, 3/15/45, II, Fk-1, , , Albuquerque, New Mexico. 12/15/44, I, , , , , Iowa, Paquet, Leo C. , Lt Col, O&012316, Inf, 31st Inf Regt (US), S-4, USA, I, , , , Sweetwater, Tennessee, Horton, Edward L. Jr. "Jim", 1st Lt, O&386301, Inf, , , USA, lived, II, The 1600 POWs who were crammed into the stifling heat of the holds had suffered horrific conditions during that day and the following night. Beereeds, Jack , Canoneer AA, , Roy Neth Ind Army, , , Dutch, lived, III, , Witchita Falls, Texas, Seitler, Kenneth J. , 2nd Lt, O&890258, CAC, 60th CA Regt (AA), H Btry, Warner, Oklahoma, Laird, Orley A., Civilian, none, , AGO, , USA, 12/15/44, , , , , Los England, Shamblin, Otho L. , Capt, O&405165, CAC, 515th CA Regt (AA), 1st Bn Hq, Maryland, Metcalf, John C. , Ens, 101134, USN, 16th Naval Distr, encoding and Grove, Iowa, Hall, Coy C. , Pfc, 38042022, Med, 5th Air Base Gp, Hq & Hq Sqdn, USA, Townsend, Cyril H.  , Cpl, 6019013, British Army, , , British, lived, Leroy, Pennsylvania, Bianchi, Willibald C., Capt, O&389009, Inf, 45th Inf Regt (PS), , USA, The ship was actually believed to be a new cabin type vessel used for luxury trips on the orient. 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