Source: RG 331 Box 940,
Mansell NARA 7 records
Transcribed by: Gordon Scaggs
Date: 5 February 1947
Report of Investigation Division, Legal Section,
Inv. Div. No. 127 CRD
No. Report by:
L.N. Barnard, Maj. Inf., O-191597
Title: Nagoya POW Camp #2 at Narumi.
Synopsis of facts:
OWENS presently reported residing in Las Vegas, Nevada, being
contacted for diary. Supplementary statement from SHINODA desired.
Reference: Report of Mr. Robert M. Ousley, dated 29 January
In discussing this matter with Mr. Gray of the Prosecution Division,
he advised that information had come to his attention to the
fact that one Vincent J. OWENS, commonly known as "Mickey
OWENS", formerly a Prisoner of War at Narumi Camp #2, had
been a civilian employee of the Army Times and had maintained
a diary which was believed to have considerable bearing on this
matter. Mr. Gray advised that General Wolfe of the Fifth Air
Force would be in a position to furnish the exact address of
OWENS which was believed to be in Hawaii.
The Nagoya Office was telephonically contacted and requested
to contact General Wolfes Aide for information concerning
the present location of OWENS. As a result of this contact, the
Nagoya Office telephonically advised that Vincent J. OWENS was
presently reported residing at Box 1884, Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Zone of the Interior has been requested by teletype, to contact
Mr. OWENS and ascertain if his diary is available for use by
the Prosecution in this matter and to ascertain his attitude
toward returning to Japan as a witness for the United States
if the Prosecution later feels that is presence is desirable.
In discussing reference report with Mr. Gray, he advised that
he desired a supplementary statement taken from Kazuo SHINODA,
going into [Report is incomplete]
1 Prosecution (Mr. Gary)
3 Inv. Div. (File #127)