Ashio POW Camp
Tokyo #9 Branch camp

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Tokyo 9-B "Ashio"
Location:

TOCHIGI-ken, KAMITSUGA-gun, ASHIO-machi
Employer: FURUKAWA KOGYO

Timeline:
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

Photographs:
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.
Labor: Copper mine

Roster:
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.