|Hakodate Main Camp|
2650 Bibai-Machi, Sorachi-gun, Hokkaido Island
Map: RG 407 lower Hokkaido showing port of Hakodate
Overall map of Hakodate Camps
Additonal Research by Netherlands researcher, John Slootmaekers regarding Red Cross records.
Intl Red Cross Committee: Camp Commandant as of 11 Jan 1945 was Lt Col. Shigao Emoto
Deceased POWs at this camp.
A 7 page PDF file at the Japanese POW Research Network. This is based solely upon Japanese records and may not always be accurate as many documents were unreadable.
In the post war "Adachi" report, the first shipment of POWs from Singapore arrived on the Tofuku Maru. Departed 27 October 1942 and arrived at Moji on the 27th of November 1942. 1200 POW embarked, 27 died en route. It is understood these men had earlier been captured on Java. A second group appears to have arrived on the Wales Maru that departed Singapore 16 May 1943 and arrived Moji on 7 June 1943.
See War Crime trial regarding this shipment of POW
From British POW Jim Crinion (now residing in Urbrae, SA,Australia), we have obtained photographs of the men at time of rescue. These will be scanned and posted shortly.
John Fisher: RAF (84 Squadron) vet lives in California Video Interview
Complete Rescue Rosters: (As of 15 August 1945)
American, Dutch, Canadian & Estonian