POW Camps in
the Osaka Area
Per Japanese List of camps, modified by SCAP, September 1945; N.B. did not include closed camps, e.g., Tanagawa
RG 331, Box 1321- SCAP Legal Files, Misc. Manila
Colonel Sotaro Murata, Commanding Officer, Headquaters, Osaka Main Camp
Corrections and notations in [Red]
Japanese Definitions: (provide by Roger Mansell for reference only)
Definitions: Cho - town or district; Fu - city; Gun - district or sub-prefecture; Ken - prefecture; Ku - district; zone; Machi/Cho - town; Mura - village; Shi - city; Ura - seacoast or cove. [In 1941, three "FU" were Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto]
(*) - designates a private company in command of camp.
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Osaka Prisoner of War Command
The Main Base Camp [aka: Hoincho Camp, CHIKKO, Camp #1, Main]
Yoshiza Mura [Oeyama]
Section IV-B Tanagawa
Established 22 Nov 1942 as Tanagawa, designated 4-B on 19 Feb 43, closed 20 Mar 1045 and POWs transferred to Kukuoka 11-D.
Det I, Sec XII
Hirobata Machi [This is HIROHATA] misspelled in original
NOT listed was the civilian camp: FUTATABI - held most of the Guam civilians
Note: The above list was from the original list submitted to SCAP by the Japanese delgation that went to Manila after the surrender. Rokuroshi was listed in the alphabetical order as part of the Osaka command but no details were submitted. The location coordinates indicated it was in the burned out section of Kobe.