Ashio POW Camp
Tokyo #9 Branch camp
Tokyo 9-B "Ashio"
TOCHIGI-ken, KAMITSUGA-gun, ASHIO-machi
Employer: FURUKAWA KOGYO
10 Nov 1943: First known as Tokyo 8-D
August: More men arrive from Hitachi (Tok-08B-Hitachi)
Aug 1945: Renamed Tokyo 9-B
Sep 1945: Rescue effected
External site- Numerous quality pics.
External site with pictures of mine entrance and interior.
External site- Allied POWS at time of rescue, gathered at entrance.
Partial roster based upon diaries.
Affidavit of Sgt. John K. Johnson, Harbor Defense, Corregidor. Relates experience of Cabanatuam, Bilibid, hell ship, Hitachi and Ashio.
Clarence Clough- Family history includes his capture at Corregidor, slavery at Palawan and Ashio.
Submarine SS-44- Summary of two survivors taken as POW.
USS Perch- Survivors at Ashio.
USS Sculpin: Story of capture and list of crew KIA.
Edward L Hartley- Excellent web page regarding this camp.