Nagoya 10-B
Fushiki (Takaoka)

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Nagoya 10-B FUSHIKI
(FUSHIKI KAIRIKU UNSO)
TOYAMA-ken, TAKAOKA-shi, NO-machi, TATENO-UE

18 Jun 1945: Established as Nagoya 10-B
4 July 1945: Cronin, Wm., American, dies in accident
26 Jul 1945: Shafi, R., Indian, dies
30 July 1945: Andrews, J.H., (Brit) dies
4 Aug 1945: David, W.C., Australian, dies
15 Aug 1945: Keeler, A., Australian, dies
6 Sep 1945: Rescue Effected

Location Maps:
Relief map showing location relative to other camps in area
Satellite- Google Map

Japanese Staff: Pending; picture of Toshio TADA; Keiji NAGAHARA, Chomatsu TAMURA, & Hideo Yoshida


Affidavits:
Lonnie C. Merritt Affidavit- details of Cronin's death and action of a German citizen, Scharf, on Guam at start of war.
Lonnie C. Merritt Affidavit #2- regarding Captain Nagahara's brutality & beating of the sick.
Arnett Affidavit- regarding failure of Japs to give Red Cross medicine to camp.
Atwood Affidavit- Regarding the brutality & savagery of Captain Nagahara.
Thompson Rescue summary report
Walker Rescue summary report
Otten testimony (courtesy of Russell Otten)

Photographs:
Many more (17) photos:
External link to Wes Injerd's web site

11 Nationalities at camp-pictured above


Departing Camp on rescue day


Labor:
Used as stevedore slaves and minor farming.



The men of this camp came from the Osaka Main (Chikko) Camp which was destroyed in an air raid. During the interim, some of the men were temporarily sent to Omori in Tokyo and Tsumori in Osaka.
CBM (USN) Saunders from Guam was camp commander for the Americans. He was assisted by BM (USN) Maloof, also from Guam. We have many more affidavits, etc., that have not been transcribed.


Rosters:
Complete British (30)- does not include the two deaths cited below (Andrews & Keeler)
Partial American rosters (62)- Located RG 331 Box 942; Camp Roster not yet located.
Known: 166 American, 32 Brit, 47 Dutch, 27 Aussies, 1 Irish, 11 Indian, 6 Greek, 2 Chinese, 1 Egytian, 1 Argentinan- Total 294
Deceased: (5) (yy.mm.dd)

American:
Cronin, William Jr., CRM (USN) 4 Jul 1945 at 2:00 p.m. from crush injuries when cargo of soy bean bags dropped on him. Retired Navy man volunteered at start of war. For details, see the Merritt affidavit.
British:
Andrews, James Henry, Pte, 620480, 45.07.30, acute enteritis, severe malnutrition.
Keeler, Alfred, Pte, 6195957, 45.08.15, acute enteritis severe malnutrition.
Australian:
David, Walter Charles, Pte,NX40190, 45.08.04, acute enteritis severe malnutrition
India:
Shafi, Radjab, Civilian, 45.07.26, Chronic endocarditis, cardiac beri beri, severe malnutrition



Books about this camp
Clem Kathman: "I Was There, Charley" [book link] - Very interesting and well written.

Excellent narrative of this camp and the destruction of Chikko (Osaka Main) by POW Frank Hoeffer of the USS Oahu, Yangtze River Patrol (see page 20)