Nagoya 11B POW Camp
Nihon Soda - Iwase

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Nagoya #11-B IWASE POW Camp

(NIHON SODA)

TOYAMA-ken, TOYAMA-shi, NISHINOMIYA, OHIROTA-mura
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Timeline:
28 May 1945:
camp established
2 June 1945: POWs arrive en masse from Yokkaichi; US Navy Lt Floyd C. Henry assumes command of POWS
4 June 1945: Senior Dutch enlisted soldier (Vadrig) Leonard ter Braaake arrives separately
22 Aug 1945: Surrender announced, Lt Floyd C. Henry, USN, assumes command of camp from Japanese
5 Sep 1945: Rescue effected

Archival documents:

Assorted documents 1 (PDF) - Found in Mansell database under Nagoya #11 (RG 331 Box 942), however images need to be sorted out as they also deal with other Nagoya camps. PDF is a compilation of the following images:
IMG_0001 plan of nomachi pow camp.JPG
IMG_0002 bernstein Xmas card 1945 nomachi.JPG
IMG_0003 picture names_nag_06.JPG
IMG_0004 zimmer affidavit.JPG
IMG_0006.JPG
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IMG_0008 Sanders affidavit-1.JPG
IMG_0009.JPG
IMG_0010.JPG
IMG_0011 Lonnie Merritt affidavit regarding SCHARF on Guam.JPG
IMG_0012-XC-Merritt desc of Cronin and guards.JPG
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IMG_0014- XC-Merritt affidavit regarding guards Nag-10.JPG
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IMG_0017.JPG
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IMG_0019 McCune affidavit.JPG
IMG_0020.JPG
IMG_0021.JPG
IMG_0022 Peter Marshall affidavit.JPG
IMG_0023.JPG
IMG_0024.JPG
IMG_0025.JPG
IMG_0026 Nag-10 ATWOOD affidavit.JPG
IMG_0027.JPG
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IMG_0033 Nag-10 Arnett affidavit.JPG
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IMG_0034.JPG
IMG_0035 Nag-10 List of affidavits.JPG
IMG_0036-XC- Nag-10_U.D._walker_affidavit.JPG
IMG_0037 -XC-nag-10 Thompson affidavit.JPG
IMG_0038 Nag-03 Funatsu Schwartz affidavit.JPG
IMG_0039 Nag-03 Funatsu Schwartz.JPG
IMG_0039a Nag-03 Funatsu Schwartz.JPG
IMG_0040 nag-10 Schwab affidavit.JPG
IMG_0042 Nag-10 Rivera affidavit.JPG
IMG_0043.JPG
IMG_0044 nag-10 Merritt & Keeley certificate.JPG
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IMG_0050 Nag-10 Grimm affidavit.JPG
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IMG_0056 nag-10 ambos testimony.JPG
IMG_0057 Nag-11 list of affidavits.JPG
IMG_0058 nag-10 kieley affidav it-aussie.JPG
IMG_0059 nag-10 Johns affidavit- aussie.JPG
IMG_0060 nag-10 SV Hansen affidavit-aussie.JPG
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IMG_0062 nag-10 Flood affidavit-aussie.JPG
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IMG_0066-XC-nag-09.JPG
IMG_0067-xc.JPG
IMG_0068-XC.JPG
IMG_0069-XC.JPG
IMG_0070-XC.JPG
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IMG_0074 nag-10 affidavit summaries.JPG
IMG_0075 nag-10 affidavit summaries.JPG
IMG_0076 nag-10 affidavit summaries.JPG
IMG_0077 nag-10 camp layout.JPG
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IMG_0082 camp location map.JPG
IMG_0083 Nag-x-10 Brit names.JPG
IMG_0084-x-10 Brit name.JPG
IMG_0085-x-10 Brit name.JPG
IMG_0086-x-10 Brit name.JPG
IMG_0087 Nag-10 death roster and record.JPG
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IMG_0089 nag-10 charges against Toshio Toda.JPG
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IMG_0093 nag-x-10 partial roster Exh C.JPG
IMG_0094-x-10 partial roster Exh C.JPG
IMG_0095-x-10 partial roster Exh C.JPG

Assorted documents 2 (PDF) - Found in Mansell database under Nagoya #11 (RG 331 Box 943 "Murder of pilots") and is a compilation of the following images:
IMG_0090.jpg
IMG_0096 nag-11B cvr sheet.JPG
IMG_0097 Nagoya Jap commanders.JPG
IMG_0098 Nagoya Jap commanders.JPG
IMG_0099 Nagoya Jap commanders.JPG
IMG_0100 nag-11-file list.JPG
IMG_0101 nag-11 interrogation of ARAKI Shoichi.JPG
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IMG_0111 nag-11 interrogation of ARAKI Shoichi-end.JPG.JPG
IMG_0112 Nag-11 Jap staff.JPG
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IMG_0114-nag-11 guard roster.JPG
IMG_0115 nag-11 Jap guards.JPG
IMG_0116 nag-11 civilian work leaders.JPG
IMG_0117 nag-11 civilian work leaders.JPG
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IMG_0120-XC-nag 11 dutch roster.JPG
IMG_0121-XC-Nag-11 Dutch.JPG
IMG_0123 nag-11 yank dead.JPG
IMG_0124 nag-11 roster cvr sheet.JPG
IMG_0125-XC-yanks nag-11.JPG
IMG_0126-XC.jpg.JPG
IMG_0127 Nag-11 SCAP report.JPG
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IMG_0133 nag-11 SCAP investigation - end.JPG
IMG_0134- nagoya execution of pilots.JPG
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Assorted documents 3 (PDF) - Found in Mansell database under Nagoya #11 (RG 331 Box 943 "Toyama (Nippon Soda)") and is a compilation of the following images:
nag-11b-roster-1.JPG
IMG_0001 Nagoya Camp commanders.jpg
IMG_001 Shoichi ARAKI deposition.jpg
IMG_0002 Nagoya Camp commanders.jpg
IMG_0003 Shoichi ARAKI deposition.jpg
IMG_0004 Shoichi ARAKI deposition.jpg
IMG_0005 Shoichi ARAKI deposition.jpg
IMG_0006 Shoichi ARAKI deposition.jpg
IMG_0007 Shoichi ARAKI deposition.jpg
IMG_0008 Shoichi ARAKI deposition.jpg
IMG_0009 Shoichi ARAKI deposition.jpg
IMG_0010 Shoichi ARAKI deposition.jpg
IMG_0011 Shoichi ARAKI deposition.jpg
IMG_0012 Shoichi ARAKI deposition.jpg
IMG_0013 Shoichi ARAKI deposition.jpg
IMG_0014 Lloyd C BELCHER affidavit.jpg
IMG_0015 Lloyd C BELCHER affidavit.jpg
IMG_0016 Stanley A Bowes affidavit.jpg
IMG_0017 Stanley A Bowes affidavit.jpg
IMG_0018 Stanley A Bowes affidavit.jpg
IMG_0019 Stanley A Bowes affidavit.jpg
IMG_0020 Stanley A Bowes affidavit.jpg
IMG_0021 Stanley A Bowes affidavit.jpg
IMG_0022 Stanley A Bowes affidavit.jpg
IMG_0023 Nagoya Camps work assignments.jpg
IMG_0024 Nagoya Camps work assignments.jpg
IMG_0025 Nagoya Camps work assignments.jpg
IMG_0026 Nag-11 Investigation report.jpg
IMG_0027 Nag-11 Investigation report.jpg
IMG_0028 Nag-11 Investigation report.jpg
IMG_0029 Nag-11 Investigation report.jpg
IMG_0030  Nag-11 Investigation report.jpg
IMG_0031 Nag-11 Investigation report.jpg

Labor:
The Slave labor
done by the prisoners at Nihon Soda was divided into three categories: handling raw material and charging furnaces in the ferro-silicon section; handling raw materials and charging furnaces in the carborundum section; and similar work in the ferro-chrome section.


Excellent Blog about Dutchman, Frank Samethini, that tells the story of these men. Based entirely on diaries, interviews, and official documents. Well worth reading

SCAP Report: Investigation by SCAP Legal Department of camp giving detailed information regarding the camp and men.


Deceased: 2 Americans: John T. Glotzbach and Leonard W. Williams (see American roster)

Rosters:

Relatively small camp. 48 Americans, 25 British and 75 Dutch; 148 Total.
Americans (48): American Roster: Yank roster located in RG 331 Box 943; includes extra 2 deceased
British (25): Located in RG 407 Box 102
Dutch (75): includes old & new POW number

Original roster (PDF)