Fukuoka #22 Honami
Tadakuma (Sumitomo)

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Fukuoka 22-B
(SUMITOMO KOGYO TADAKUMA TANKO)
Location:
FUKUOKA-ken, KAHO-gun, HONAMI-mura, TADAKUMA (MAP)
Time Line:
15 Jan 1945:
Established as Fukuoka #22
22 Feb 1945: first of 34 survivors of Oruoku Maru arrive
25 April 1945: 29 men depart for Mukden; all Americans
Sep 1945: Rescue effected

Peart Diary:
Excellent 62-page narrative of trip from Bilibid on the Oryoku Maru/Brazil Maru to Fuk-22 then transfer to Mukden (click on link in right column)

Photograph Links:
See photo links on camp chart for Fukuoka #22


Tadakuma mine area


Aerial view


Birdseye view


Gate and guard shack
Gibbs Report
Detailed summary of camp history and conditions

Rosters
Australians
- source Neil MacPherson; many known to have come from Osaka #5 Dispatch Camp (Kawasaki) in May 1945 after Kawasaki ship yards destroyed. (Original Australian roster)

British: (3 only) (Original British roster)
Orme,W.,Sgt.,Staffordshire
Saul,C.,Sgt.,
Whitfield,J.,Pte.,Lancashire

Americans:
195 Yanks (Original American roster)

Dutch:
Original Dutch roster

Notes:

267 POWs opened 15th January 1945, 114 Australians, 32 USA, 120 British, 1 Dutch another list says 302 Internees. Most of the Americans were sent here from Yodogawa.

Known Deaths:
Harry Ashford, 2/2nd Pioneers, died 21 Jan1945
W.R. Pople, 2/2nd Pioneers, died 20 May 1945
Allan Ross Lloyd Hawke, HMAS Perth, died 19 Jan 1945
Soey Seng Oen, 6201-D, Dutch, died 1 Sep 45

Link to Death List per Japanese records - prepared by POW Research Network of Japan