2/11/45, II, Fk-1, , , San Francisco, California, Schramski, Linus Leo , 2nd Lt, O&425356, AC, 21st Purs Sqdn, Comm Officer, lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, Los Angeles, California, Wuest, Robert R. , Ens, 83486, USNR, USS Perry, Inshore Patrol, USA, 1/9/45, I, , , , , Michigan, Sidebottom, Arthur N. , Pfc, 19015381, Med, , , USA, 2/16/45, , KMH, , , , Fk-1, , , Richmond, California, Sneed, Charles R. , Maj, O&373918, AC, 20th Purs Sqdn, , USA, 1/9/45, II, This 23rd transport of POWs from Java was called Java Party 23. USA, 1/21/45, I, , , , Charlottesville, Virginia, Simpson, Earl R. , Pvt, 35201341, ORD, 17th Ord Co (Armd), , USA, , , , , Maine, Davis, Harry W. , Pfc, 33110744, Med, 31st Inf Regt (US), Med, USA, 1/27/45, I, , , , Rhinebeck, New York, Kessler, Richard O. , 1st Lt, O&382047, AC, , , USA, 12/15/44, I, , , , , Fk-1, , , San Diego, California, Brown, Charles M., Capt, O&404367, , 515th CA Regt (AA), Hq, USA, lived, Ellis, William J. Jr., 1st Lt, O&890071, QMC, Phil Dept, Hq, USA, 2/27/45, 1/9/45, II, , , , Bessemer, Alabama, Ludwig, Fred A. , Pvt, 19001758, CAC, 59th CA Regt, I Btry, USA, lived, , Fk-17, , Fk-17, Berry, Alabama, Crowell, Royal E. , Cpl, 6829445, Inf, 31st Inf Regt (US), K Co, USA, lived, I, Fk-3, , Mukden, Venice, California, Bodine, Roy L. Jr., Maj, O&020484, DENT, Hosp #2, , USA, lived, , Fk-1, , 12/15/44, I, , , , Macon, Georgia, Presnell, John F. Jr., Capt, O&022890, ENG, 14th Eng Regt (PS), , USA, USA, 1/29/45, , , , , Pinconning, Michigan, Hastings, Edward W. , CPhM, 1712900, USN, USS Canopus, , USA, 1/26/45, U. S. Navy, 3 Corpsman Brothers, Canacao Hospital, Bilibid Prison, Oryoku Maru Hell Ship. Fk-3, , Mukden, McAlister, Oklahoma, Bryant, Alton H. , 2nd Lt, O&411932, AC, 28th Bomb Sqdn, , USA, 1/22/45, Wewahitchka, Florida, Williams, Raymond M.  , Maj  (MD), O&020399, Med, , , USA, Peart Diary-unusual diary of entire trip of the Oryoku Maru and following ships. USA, lived, , Fk-4, , Fk-4, Dimmitt, Texas. Fk-1, , Jinsen, Van Nuys, California, Glentzer, Paul G. , Cpl, 38011825, CAC, 200th CA Regt (AA), E Btry, USA, I, KMH, , , Galveston, Texas, Kempf, Orion V. , Lt Col, O&017372, Med, Phil Dept, Med Depot, USA, , Jinsen, Baltimore , Maryland, George, Paul T. , 1st Lt, O&343347, AC, 7th Matl Sqdn, , USA, 2/10/45, I, 12/14/44, I, , , , San Jose, California, Macner, Henry W. , 2nd Lt, O&890201, Inf, 105th Inf Regt (PA), , USA, Fk-1, , Jinsen, Redwood City, California, Curry, Edwin D. , Sgt Maj, 180627, USMC, 4th Marine Regt, Hq & Hq Co, USA, Coupeville, Washington, Krauss, Paul H. , Capt, O&22932, Inf, 45th Inf Regt (PS), AT Co, USA, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, Denver, Colorado, Johnson, Martin L. , Cpl, 6273044, Inf, 31st Inf Regt (US), C Co, USA, 1/17/45, I, , , , Los Angeles, California. A total of 1,159 American and British prisoners perished when USS Sealion sent Rokyo Maru to the bottom near Hainan Island in September 1944, and USS Paddlefish sank Shiniyo Maru off Mindanao in the same month, killing nearly 700 more Americans. , Illinois, Warfel, Emmett A. , Cpl, 19018195, Med, 34th Purs Sqdn, Med, USA, 2/16/45, lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, , Oklahoma, Miner, John S. , Maj, O&337545, Inf, 81st Div (PA) Mindanao Force, , USA, II, , , , Gresham, Oregon, Paulger, Claude W. , 2nd Lt, O&418164, AC, 34th Purs Sqdn, , USA, 1/9/45, Heil, John J. , Maj, 4356, USMC, 4th Marine Regt, Hq Co 2nd Bn, USA, Palo Pinto, Texas, Lightfoot, Frank A. , Maj, O&016995, FA, 86th FA Bn (PS), , USA, 12/15/44, 1/18/45, II, , , , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Herrick, Leroy W. , Maj, O&204537, , I Corps , Asst Sig Officer, USA, Fk-22, Mukden, Manila, Philippines, Lester, John E. , Capt, O&336379, AC, Mindanao Force, Cagayan Sector, USA, lived, I, Fk-3, , Mukden, Chicago, Illinois, Moore, Paul E. , Capt, O&248365, FA, Phil Dept, , USA, 1/12/45, II, , , , II, , , , San Francisco, California, Glaab, William F. , T/Sgt, 6718234, CAC, 60th CA Regt (AA), , USA, 2/9/45, The prisoners were packed into the holds of the ship, below decks. USA, lived, , Fk-4, , Fk-4, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Brown, Ernest L. , Capt, O&382701, Inf, 57th Inf Regt (PS), L Co, USA, 12/15/44, I, , , , , Iowa, Paquet, Leo C. , Lt Col, O&012316, Inf, 31st Inf Regt (US), S-4, USA, 574. I, , , , Anaheim, California, Jopling, Daniel W., 1st Lt, O&417823, CAC, 200th CA Regt (AA) , A Btry, , , San Diego, California, Tybur, Albert J. , PhM1C, 2384281, USN, 4th Marine Regt, , USA, lived, Mj-P, , , Ford Dodge, Iowa, Gross, Gardner B. , Maj, O&29573, Inf, , , USA, lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, Fk-17, Mukden, Carlisle, Kentucky, Shultz, Paul , Capt, O&336590, Inf, 101st Inf Regt (PA), , USA, 1/9/45, 2/3/45, , KMH, , , , California, Britt, Chester K. , 1st Lt, O&023078, CAC, 92nd CA (PS), D Btry, USA, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, Greenwood, Mississippi, Stirni, Joseph Warren, Ens, , USN, USC&GS, , USA, 1/9/45, II, , , , killing more than 1,200 British and Dutch prisoners. Robinton, Roy , Capt, 5409, USMC, 4th Marine Regt, H Co 2nd Bn, USA, USA, 1/26/45, I, , , , Mora, New Mexico, Melvin, Jack L. , 2nd Lt, O&953160, FA, 23rd Inf Regt (PA), , USA, III, , , , , Massachusetts, Black, Cecil , Sgt, 6260154, CAC, 59th CA Regt, A Btry, USA, 1/27/45, , , USA, 2/20/45, II, Fk-1, , , Princeton, Kentucky, Stakes, Benjamin , Capt, O&226600, Inf, , , USA, lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, About 270 died aboard ship. 2/5/45, I, Fk-3, , , San Francisco, California, MacDougall, Daniel , CPhM, 2147757, USN, Cavite Navy Yard, Dispensary, Omaha, Nebraska, Bolger, Augustine E. , Pvt, 6683721, , Phil Dept, Hq Co, USA, 1/5/45, , , Nagara Maru, Noto Maru, and Naruto Maru are known to have carried POWs. and civilians of Australian, British, Canadian, Czechoslovakian, German, I, , , , Sweetwater, Tennessee, Horton, Edward L. Jr. "Jim", 1st Lt, O&386301, Inf, , , USA, lived, II, II, , , , Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dowd, George M. , Pfc, 38021730, Med, 19th Bomb Gp (H), Med, USA, lived, , 1/20/45, II, , , , Aberdeen, Washington, Clark, Lincoln R. Jr., 1st Lt, O&353257, FA, 86th FA Bn (PS), , USA, Denver, Colorado, Keene, James W. , 1st Lt, 6284, USMC, 4th Marine Regt, M Co 3rd Bn, USA, She left Manila on December 13, 1944, with 1,620 POW’s, mostly American, packed in her holds, while about 1,900 Japanese civilians and military personnel occupied the cabins. Mj-P, , , , New Jersey. Jinsen, Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. 1/9/45, II, , , , Chicago, Illinois, Rasmussen, Cannon D., Pvt, 19011517, Med, , , USA, 1/31/45, , KMH, , , , The ship wasn’t marked. Beegbonn, Evert, Sgt, , Roy Neth Ind Army, , , Dutch, lived, III, Heito, , 3/3/45, , Fk-4, , , East Orange, New Jersey, Pearce, William M. , Lt (jg), 98978, USN, , , USA, 1/6/45, I, , , , , New Co, USA, 1/10/45, , , , , , Phillipines, Search, Byron Truman , Capt, O&289046, , , , USA, 2/11/45, II, Fk-1, , , II, , , , Lafayette, Louisiana, Carpenter, George D. , Pfc, 18041130, AC, 693rd Ord Co (Avn), , USA, McGooch, David , Driver, , Roy Corps of Sig, , , British, lived, III, lived, I, Fk-3, , Mukden, Columbus, Ohio, Lawton, Marion R. "Manny" , Capt, O&390578, , 31st Inf Regt (PA), , USA, 2/21/45, I, Fk-3, , , Pasadena, California, Jewell, Ralph , Pfc, 20916926, Med, Station Hosp Ft Mills, MD, USA, 1/11/45, I, , , , Mobile, Alabama, Goldstine, Mark T. Jr., Capt, O&284559, FA, 24th FA Regt (PS), , USA, 2/27/45, I, KMH, , , Chanute, Kansas, Barry, Daniel J. , Capt, O&225707, FA, 24th FA Regt (PS), , USA, 1/16/45, Samithini, Eddy, Pvt, , Roy Neth Ind Army, , , Dutch, lived, III, Heito, , Little Rock, Arkansas, Arnao, Charles , 2nd Lt, O&888466, AC, Air Warning Svc Co, , USA, 1/9/45, III, KMH, , , , Tennessee, Edwards, John O. , Pvt, 32033191, AC, 724th Ord Co, , USA, 12/15/44, , , , II, , , , Lesage, West Virginia, Hensen, Dudley A. , CPhM, 2949257, USN, USNH Canacao, , USA, 12/14/44, Ohio, Kelsey, John W. , 1st Lt, O&430302, , 91st Bomb Sqdn, , USA, 3/15/45, II, , , , , Missouri, Herr, Harry P. Jr., 2nd Lt, O&890187, Inf, 72nd Inf Regt (PA), , USA, Of the more than 1,600 POWs who had started their journey to Japan on the Oryoku Maru a month earlier, only about 400 survived the war. USA, lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, Ft. Summer, Colorado, Jordan, Boder D. "Sport", 2nd Lt, O&933850, QMC, VMF, QM Det, USA, 1/9/45, Wilkes, Joseph E.   , S/Sgt, 6296942, FIN, Manila Finance Office Francisco, California, Carlson, Monroe O. , Civilian, none, , , , USA, 1/25/45, , , , , Gunnison, Mukden, LaVilla, Illinois, Lesnick (Lesnicke), Edward V. , CWT, 1811517, , USN, , USA, lived, , KMH, USA, 1/22/45, II, , , , Battle Creek, Michigan, Walton, Wilbur W. , CWO, W&800194, , Phil Div, Hq, USA, 12/15/44, I, , , , Burton (Burtch? 2/21/45, I, Fk-3, , , , Pennsylvania, Schenk, Harold E. , Sgt, 20720325, , 194th Tank Bn, , USA, 12/15/44, , , , 7/4/45, II, Fk-1, Jinsen, , , Brunette, Jerry C. , Capt, O&385993, FA, FA (SPM), , USA, 12/15/44, I, , , Oregon, Stewart, Karl Maris , 1st Lt, O&890517, Eng., Ft Mills, Engr Dept, USA, Fk-1, , , East Lancing, Michigan, Bowden, Nicholes R. , Cpl, 19011189, Med, Hosp #1, , USA, 12/15/44, , , , 1/9/45, , , , , Hurt , Virginia, Di Maio, Charles , CTM, 2069993, USN, MTB Sqdn 3, PT-31, USA, lived, , Massachusetts, Condon, Clifford K. , PhM, 83026, USN, USNH Canacao, , USA, 2/6/45, III, I, , , , Macon, Georgia, Powell, Thomas N. Sr., Lt Col, O&198459, Inf, 61st Div (PA), , USA, Info, Natl., Fate, Group, 1st Camp, 2nd Camp, Liberated, City, State. USA, 5/15/45, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, , West Virginia, Kinkade, Berkley J. , 2nd Lt, O&890033, AC, FEAF, Hq, USA, 1/25/45, I, , , Plymouth, California, Mitchell, Floyd A. , Lt Col, O&015535, CAC, 91st CA Regt (PS), XO, USA, . lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, buffalo, Oklahoma, Foster, William N. , Capt, O&307216, , 22nd Inf Regt (PA), , USA, 1/9/45, , Fk-17, , Fk-17, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Bunch, Wilber J. , M/Sgt, 6307650, AC, 429th Sig Maint Co, , USA, 1/9/45, 12/15/44, I, , , , Deming, New Mexico, Craig, William R. , Lt Col  (MD), O&016963, Med, Hosp #2, , USA, lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, Sherman Oaks, California, Montgomery, Hampden E. , Lt Col, O&017271, Inf, 45th Inf Regt (PS), , USA, USA, 1/9/45, I, , , , New Orleans, Louisiana, van Oosten, Adrianus Johannus, Maj, O&295502, Inf, 45th Inf Regt (PS), , 2/2/45, II, Fk-1, , , West Annapolis, Maryland, Shoemake, Andrew D. , Capt, O&366248, FA, 41st FA Regt (PA), 2nd Bn, USA, USA, 1/9/45, I, , , , Port Arthur, Texas, Miller, Leslie E. , Pfc, 35104372, AC, 803rd Engr Bn (Avn), , USA, 1/9/45, 1/9/45, II, , , , Norwood, Ohio, Agne, George W. , Pfc, 6729057, Med, , , USA, 12/15/44, , , , , Alhambra , These heroes were survivors of the infamous "death cruise" of the Oryoku Maru. Fk-1, , Jinsen, Newville, Alabama, Martin, Homer Joseph, 1st Lt, , , 202nd Engr Bn (PA), , USA, 1/11/45, I, , Rapids, Michigan, Whittenburg, Floyd E. , Capt, O&308248, , 20th Purs Sqdn, , USA, lived, Kentucky, Goodpaster, Roy E. , Pfc, 20523455, , 192nd Tank Bn, D Co, USA, 4/8/45, , Fk-1, , Jinsen, Iola, Kansas, Fisher, Douglas R. , Lt, 107367, USN, 16th Naval Distr, Cmdt's Office, Nashville, Tennessee, Kittredge, James D. , Pvt, 19053052, Med, , , USA, 1/27/45, , , , , Corps, , USA, 12/15/44, I, , , , Los Angeles, California, Maverick, William H. , Lt Col, O&017451, AC, 20th Air Base Gp, , USA, 1/12/45, II, , , , Matawan, New Jersey, Wiora, Henry H. , 1st Lt, O&312062, QMC, Phil Dept Ft. Mills, , USA, 1/28/45, , , , , Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rooks, James O. , 2nd Lt, O&890408, Inf, 31st Inf Regt (US), E Co, USA, lived, , Fk-17, , Fk-17, Richland, Texas, Carter, David T. Jr., Capt, O&293962, Inf, 41st Inf Regt (PA), , USA, , Ohio, Miles, Lee G. , Capt, O&326014, Inf, , , USA, lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, Sturgis, South Dakota, Zimmerman, Paul , GM2C, 2682781, , USN, , USA, 12/15/44, , , , , , Florida, Zimpfer, Fred W. , Pvt, 35030659, Med, 803rd Engr Bn (Avn), Med, USA, KMH, , , , West Virginia, Conn, Robert E. Jr., Capt, O&331801, Inf, 45th Inf Regt (PS), 2nd Bn, USA, 12/15/44, II, , , , St. Louis, Missouri, Hughes, John W. , Cpl, 19018995, Med, 31st Inf Regt (US), Med, USA, 1/27/45, , , , , Clearwater, Florida, Cramer, Leland W. , Capt, O&021370, CAV, 26th Cav Regt (PS), , USA, USA, lived, I, Fk-3, , Mukden, West Hollywood, California. Jinsen, Weweka, Oklahoma, Thorpe, Joseph D. , 1st Lt, O&353521, CAC, 200th CA Regt (AA), H Btry, 12/15/44, II, , , , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, McClellan, James T. , Maj, O&018612, , 4th Inf Regt (PC), , USA, 1/27/45, Sector, USA, 12/15/44, I, , , , Roswell, New Mexico, Boger, William Oscar, Lt Col, O&109805, QMC, , , USA, 1/19/45, II, , , , Norwegian, 1/9/45, , , , , Bodo, Norway, Anderson, Don R. , Pvt, 20948698, Med, 31st Inf Regt (US) Med, Hq Co, USA, lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, Canton, Ohio, Davis, James Richard, 2nd Lt, O&427470, AC, 91st Bomb Sqdn, encoding and lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, Albuquerque, New Mexico, McCain, John A. , Maj, O&890212, , Luzon Force, Hq, USA, 1/24/45, II, , , I, , , , Barberton , Ohio. USA, 1/25/45, , , , , Cloud Chief, Oklahoma, Cook, Whitney M., Lt (jg), 76707, USN, 16th Naval Distr, Manila, USA, It appears that Nagara Maru made a second voyage transporting Allied prisoners when it carried 600 British POWs (the "Gunners 600") from Singapore to Rabaul and Ballale in Sept and Oct 1942. 12/15/44, , , , , Nallen, West Virginia, Coleman, Lloyd A. , 2nd Lt, O&411963, AC, 21st Purs Sqdn, encoding and , , , San Francisco, California, Lovegreen, William F. , 2nd Lt, O&412522, AC, 28th Bomb Sqdn, , USA, 1/28/45, I, , , , Clark Mills, New York, Rhodes, Thomas H. , 1st Lt, O&890104, QMC, , , USA, 1/12/45, II, , , , Oak Cambridge, Massachusetts, Klein, Louis C. , 1st Lt, O&890038, MAC, , , USA, 1/9/45, , , , , 2/17/45, II, Fk-1, , , Portland, Oregon, Evans, Franklin , Cpl, 18011721, CAC, 59th CA Regt , H Btry, USA, 1/9/45, 1/9/45, I, , , , Tampa, Florida, Wagner, Lloyd Ernest, Capt, 4450, USMC, 4th Marine Regt, H Co 2nd Bn, USA, lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, Pendleton, Oregon, Johnson, Harold K. , Lt Col, O&019187, Inf, 57th Inf Regt (PS), , USA, decoding, USA, lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, Doddsville, Mississippi, Collins, Doyle F. , Pvt, 18060102, Med, Hosp #2, , USA, 1/21/45, , , , , 1/21/45, , , , , Cheltenham, Gloucester, England, Treacy, George J. , Capt, O&319226, CAC, HDM&SB, Hq & Hq Btry, USA, Varak, Josef , Civilian, none, , , , Czech, 1/9/45, , , , , , Vawter, Olice J. , Sgt, 260375, USMC, 4th Marine Regt, B Co 1st Bn, USA, USA, 1/9/45, II, , , , Mathiston, Massachussetts, Savage, Columbus "Doc", 2nd Lt, O&365942, AC, 16th Bomb Sqdn, , USA, USA, 1/21/45, II, , , , Weston, Massachussetts, Simmons, Dorris Pickett , CPhM, 3556071, USN, 4th Marine Regt, , USA, Hill, West Virginia, Rice, John H. , WO, 6971, , 4th Marine Regt, Svc Co, USA, 12/20/44, , , , , , , Dallas, Texas, Lasch, Levis E. , Cpl, 278145, , 4th Marine Regt, I Co 3rd Bn, USA, 12/26/44, II, , , , San Francisco, California, Edwards, George D. , PhM2C, 2953289, USN, USS Canopus, , USA, 1/30/45, 3/6/45, I, Fk-3, , , Wilmington, Delaware, Williams, John W.  , Pfc, 14022832, Med, MAC, , USA, 1/18/45, , , , , Mukden, Springfield, Missouri. 12/15/44, II, , , , Trinchere, Colorado, Fouts, Paul W. , Pvt, 19039231, Med, Hosp #1, , USA, 1/23/45, , , , , USA, 1/13/45, , , , , , California, Mead, Everett Virgil �Tony�, Capt, O&310255, Inf, 31st Inf Regt (US), Hq USA, lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, Kensett, Arkansas, Sanders, Fred R. , PhM1C, 3857668, USN, USNH Canacao, , USA, 1/13/45, III, 1/16/45, I, , , , Putnam, Connecticut, Thomas, Frank C. , 2nd Lt, O&890156, CAC, 515th CA Regt (AA), H Btry, USA, II, Mj-P, , , Trinidad, Colorado, Mullins, Jimmy "Moon", Ens, 114146, USN, 16th Naval Distr, Cebu Island, 12/15/44, , , , , , New York, Curtis, George L.  , Civilian, none, , , , USA, lived, , Fk-17, , New York, New York, Holmes, Leslie H. , Capt, O&346935, AC, 60th CA Regt (AA), Hq Btry, USA, 1/9/45, II, , , , New Ulm, Minnesota, Bibee, Raymond E. , Capt, O&364633, FIN, , , USA, 2/19/45, II, Fk-1, , , Vallejo, California, Kelly, Jack William, Capt, O&260803, AC, 7th Matl Sqdn, , USA, 12/15/44, they were reported to have been taken to a nearby cemetery, beheaded, and dumped into a mass grave. 2/11/45, II, Fk-1, , , Roseburg, Oregon, Black, James Eligan , Pvt, 18038652, CAC, 60th CA Regt (AA), A Btry, USA, Oryoku Maru December 13, 1944: 1,619 prisoners packed into three holds • Crowding, poor ventilation, no sanitation, illness December 14: US Navy aircraft attack Oryoku Maru at sea • Beaches in Subic bay; POWs fend for themselves on board December 15: US aircraft attack again, causing explosion 1/5/45, , , , , Stavanger, Norway, Abney, Cary M. Jr., Capt, O&316451, , , , USA, 1/26/45, I, , , , Marshall 1/30/45, I, Mj-P, , , Utice, New York, Macon, John H. , Capt, O&348926, Inf, 101st Inf Regt (PA), , USA, 1/9/45, Brundrett, George C. , Capt, O&311944, AC, 440th Ord Co (Avn), , USA, 12/15/44, I, , , , Hayfield, Minnesota, Hook, Albert H. , 2nd Lt, O&423104, , 194th Tank Bn, , USA, 1/23/45, I, , A pre war post card of the Japanese liner the Oryoku Maru. 1/9/45, , , , , , New Mexico, Parks, Robert F.  , 1st Lt, O2030136, AC, 5th Air Base Gp, Hq Sqdn , I, , , , , Illinois, O'Brien, John F. , CCM, 26458, USN, Cavite Naval Yard, , USA, 12/31/44, I, Fk-3, , Mukden, Fort Huacuca, Arizona, Bosworth, Lawrence A. , Maj, O&018039, CAC, 91st CA (PS), , USA, 12/15/44, On board were more than 1,600 American POWs, about 1,340 of whom lived through the ordeal. , Cleveland, Ohio, Morris, Garnet G. Jr., Civilian, none, , , , Canadian, 1/9/45, , , , , 12/15/44, I, , , , Champaign, Illinois, Keegan, Alexander E. , CWO, W&2135844, USN, 5th Air Base Gp, Hq & Hq Sqdn, Others were killed in the attack… California, Wade, Ernest M. , Lt Cmndr  (MD), 70615, USMC, 4th Reg Marines, 2nd Richmond, Virginia, Golden, Leo Bernice Jr., 2nd Lt, O&412104, AC, 21st Purs Sqdn, , USA, lived, I, Fk-3, , Mukden, , Parsons, Paul E. , Civilian, none, , , , USA, 12/15/44, , , , , 12/15/44, III, , , , , Zwaska, Andrew B. , Maj, O&020907, Inf, II Corps, Asst G-3, USA, 1/27/45, All material on this page is copyrighted by James W. Erickson. USA, 1/9/45, , , , , naches, Washington, Gregory, Robert K. , 2nd Lt, O&890127, Inf, , , USA, 1/23/45, I, , , , Fk-4, , Fk-4, Earlville, Illinois, Nicholson, Bruce , CPhM, 3554951, USN, USS Luzon , , USA, 1/10/45, III, , 1/22/45, I, , , , New Bedford, Massachussetts. Fk-4, , Fk-4, Nampa, Idaho, Lotspech, Gene , Pvt, 18019139, Med, , , USA, lived, , Fk-17, , Fk-17, , , , , Oklahoma, Kircher, Albert J. Jr. , Maj, O&300017, , Luzon Force, Hq, USA, 1/10/45, USA, 1/9/45, II, , , , Pottstown, Pennsylvania, Leitner, Henry D. , Capt, O&352141, , 92nd Inf Regt (PA), , USA, 2/17/45, Numerous people contributed information, but Michael II, , , , Ironton, Ohio, Webb, Joseph R., Maj, O&298171, FA, 103rd Inf Regt (PA), CO, USA, 1/31/45, USA, lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, Roswell, New Mexico, Charles, Robert Gordon, 2nd Lt, O&376296, CAC, 60th CA Regt (AA), K Btry, 1/24/45, I, , , , San Francisco, California, Bode, Carl R. , 2nd Lt, O&396738, CAC, 60th CA Regt (AA), I Btry, USA, Japanese POW transport ships are often referred to as hell ships, due to their notoriously unpleasant conditions and the many deaths that occurred on board. Svc Co, USA, 1/9/45, II, , , , Culpepper, Virginia, Willis, Albert M. , Cpl, 6566143, Med, Hosp #2, , USA, 12/31/44, , , , , , , , Chicago, Illinois, Stevenson, Harold , Maj, O&143191, Inf, , , USA, 1/16/45, II, , , , , McMichael, William J. , WO jg, W&2101243, AC, , , USA, 1/9/45, , , , , , McMillan, Frank C. 1/9/45, II, , , , Norfolk, Nebraska, Frank, Charles B. , 1st Lt, O&368542, Med, , , USA, lived, , Fk-1, , , , Salinas, California, Hooker, Thane H. , Capt, O&386191, Inf, 31st Inf Regt (US), Hq Co, USA, published work without 1/9/45, II, , , , Bloomington, Illinois, Getchius, William C. , S/Sgt, 6920014, AC, 34th Purs Sqdn, , USA, 1/28/45, , , , , Ft. Knox, Kentucky, Massie, Claude E. , Sgt, 152851, CAC, 59th CA Regt, I Btry, USA, 12/31/44, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, Okemah, Oklahoma, Bertrand, Donald R. , 2nd Lt, O&890432, , 192nd Tank Bn, C Co, USA, , Lippincott, Joseph R. , Lt, 86624, USN, Olangapo Naval Station, , USA, 1/9/45, II, , , , Perryten, Texas, Fugate, Robert B. , 1st Lt, O&405907, FA, 88th FA Regt (PS), , USA, 1/23/45, I, , , , Cleburne, Texas, Dencker, Walter L. , Lt Col, O&011545, QMC, , , USA, 12/15/44, II, , , , Bzoch, Jan V. , Civilian, none, , , , Czech, 1/9/45, , , , , . Det, USA, 12/15/44, I, , , , Boulder, Colorado, Smarr, Lawrence K. , Capt, O&303822, FA, , , USA, 1/9/45, I, , , , , On December 13, 1944, POW Estel Myers was herded aboard the Japanese prison ship, the Oryoku Maru, with more than 1,600 other American captives. 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