Tokyo 23-D Kawasaki (Daishihon)
KAWASAKI-shi, DAISHI HON-machi
Sattelitle Map: Courtesy of Wes Injerd
20 Sep 1944: Established
4 April 1945: First bombs fall in area - no injuries but some camp damage (see Dorsey diary)
11 April 1945: Cpl Herbeck dies from starvation
30 Jun 1945: Terminated; POWs known to have been transferred to Tokyo-01B-Kawasaki (majority of men), Tokyo Main at Omori, Tokyo-15B-Niigata (Tekkojo) or Tok-03B-OMI
Limited information at NARA Record Group 389, Box2133
Longshoreman and ship builders for the Kawasaki Ship yard
The Diary of Dorsey Walker covers a good deal of his time in this camp- from November 1944 to the surrender- click on diary (new) on left side of page.
Americans, British, Aussies and others
Roster found in Record Group 407. Many of these men arrived from Taiwan on the Enoshima Maru.Most of these American men had arrived in Taiwan on the Hokusan Maru
Herbeck, Robert M., CPL, 16028670, 45.04.11 at 0920 hours; from cardiac beri beri & starvation.
Spreadsheet (XLS) for camp roster - ask for copy