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ALL-JAPAN POW CAMP GROUP HISTORY

CHRONOLOGICAL CHART OF
EX-PRISONER OF WAR CAMPS IN JAPAN PROPER

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
THE ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE
WASHINGTON
DEPARTMENTAL RECORDS BRANCH, A.G.O.

HAKODATE
( map )
( GE Placemarks )

SENDAI
( map )
( GE Placemarks )

TOKYO
( map )
( Tokyo area )
( GE Placemarks )

NAGOYA
( map A - map B )
( GE Placemarks )

OSAKA
( map A - map B )
( Osaka area )
( GE Placemarks )

HIROSHIMA
( map )
( GE Placemarks )

ZENTSUJI
( map same as
for Hiroshima )

FUKUOKA
( map )
( Fukuoka area )
( GE Placemarks )

  • B = Branch Camp (BUNSHO); D = Dispatch Camp (HAKENSHO) -- On the difference between the two: "A Bunsho means the camp was fed, clothed, administered and supervised directly by the army. A Hakensho means that the company the Prisoners worked for would provide the food, do the administration, provide guards, etc. The army would merely supervise. The company would be responsible for the welfare of the Prisoners. The original plan was to make all the camps into Hakensho. Eight were made when the army found that the plan was not feasible so the attempt was abandoned." (From "Testimony of Hiroyuki Morita," Demobilization Office, Osaka Camps, Dec. 1945)
  • Camp Designations in parenthesis are Japanese companies (click on link for old photos): DENKI or DENKA = Electric; TANKO or KOZAN = Mining; KOGYO = Industries or Mining; KOGYOSHO = Industries; KOUN = Shipping; SEIFUN = Flour Mill; SEITETSU or TEKKOJO or KOKAN = Steel Mill/Iron Works; UNSO or TSUUN = Transport; ZOSEN = Shipbuilding
  • Camp Designation names and numbers are linked to the extensive website at Allied POWs Under the Japanese as well as other related sites.
  • Photos are links to photographs taken of the camps by the U.S. Recovery Team in September 1945.
  • SAT = Satellite image at GoogleSightseeing.com showing present-day location. Click on "Map" for Japanese roadmap. Address Location links are for present-day area maps in Japanese and can be panned and zoomed (usually from 1/8000 to All Japan). However, the SAT Map links are more accurate.
  • Click on maps for each Camp Group for birds-eye view of all major POW camp locations. GE Placemarks = GoogleEarth Placemarks; click on link to bring up GoogleMaps. The KMZ files may be saved to disk or loaded into GoogleEarth. Download software here.)
  • For statistics on POW nationalities, military and civilian populations for each camp, including number of deaths, click on Strengths or see All-Japan POW Camp Group Statistics chart. For Asia POW camps & strengths, see Asia Pow Camp Group History and Asia Pow Camp Strengths.
  • Original document obtained from the National Archives and Japanese company data, including camp profile PDF's, added by Taeko Sasamoto (Japanese translation here), for whose work and assistance I am deeply indebted. For a very well-written document on POW camps, including information on every camp in Japan, see POW Camps in Japan Proper.
  • For more Japanese sites, see also the Meisai Ichiran Hyo for chart of camps and Nihon no Tanko for mine company info. The Kozan Jigyosho List gives coal mine locations (past and current) for all of Japan and some international mine operations as well.
  • For civilian camps, see Civilian Internment Camps in Japan.
  • For more information and assistance in finding locations, please email me.

Revised: April 13, 2011

HAKODATE POW CAMP GROUP ( MAP ) ( GE Placemarks ) ( Strengths )

CAMP DESIGNATION LOCATION 1942 1943 1944 1945
MAIN CAMP
(MITSUI KOZAN)

[Northern Army HQ]

HOKKAIDO, SORACHI-gun, BIBAI-machi, 2695-1

[SAT]

1 Dec Established; first located at HAKODATE, DAISHO, No. 27

[SAT]

---- --- 7 Jun Moved to BIBAI-machi

Sep. Terminated

1-B
(MITSUI KOZAN)
HOKKAIDO, SORACHI-gun, ASHIBETSU-machi, AZA RAIJO

[SAT]

1 Dec Established; first located at MURORAN-shi, CHIRIBETSU-machi

[SAT]

15 Jan Moved to MURORAN-shi, NAKAJIMA-machi 3

[SAT]

--- 7 Jun Moved to ASHIBETSU-machi

2 Sep Terminated

2-B IWATE-ken, KAIHEI-gun, KATSUSHI-mura 30 Nov Established; first located at KAMAISHI-shi 1 Apr Moved to IWATE-ken, KAIHEI-gun, KATSUSHI-mura No. 1, WARICHI 20 20 Apr Jurisdictional Control transferred to TOKYO POW CAMP 6-B ---
2-B
(SUMITOMO KOGYO)
[NCM website]

[PHOTOS]

HOKKAIDO, SORACHI-gun, AKAHIRA-machi

[SAT]

--- --- --- 7 Jun Established; All POWs from No. 2-D transferred here

Sep Terminated

3-B
(NIPPON SEITETSU)
IWATE-ken, KAMAISHI-shi, OAZA KAMAISHI No. 4, CHIWARI 68-1 --- 10 Nov Established 20 Apr Jurisdictional Control transferred to TOKYO POW CAMP 7-B ---
3-B
(HOKKAIDO TANKO)
[NCM website]
HOKKAIDO, SORACHI-gun, UTASHINAI-machi, AZA TOKO

[SAT]

--- --- --- Jul Established

Sep Terminated

4-B
[NCM website]
HOKKAIDO, SORACHI-gun, ASHIBETSU-machi, AZA NISHI ASHIBETSU

[SAT]

--- --- --- 29 Jun Established

Sep Terminated

1-D
(ASANO CEMENT)
HOKKAIDO, KAMIISO-gun, KAMIISO-machi, ASANO Cement Plant

[SAT]

--- 1 Oct Established --- 7 Jun Terminated; POWs transferred to MAIN CAMP and to 1-B
2-D
(HAKODATE KOUN)
HOKKAIDO, KAMEDA-gun, KAMEDA-mura, AZA MINATO

[SAT]

--- --- --- 13 Mar Established

7 Jun Terminated; POWs transferred to 2-B SORACHI

1 - Detached Camp HOKKAIDO, YAMAKOSHI-gun, YAKUMO-machi

[SAT]

--- 16 Jun Established
25 Oct Terminated; POWs transferred to MAIN CAMP and to 1-B
--- ---

SENDAI POW CAMP GROUP ( MAP ) ( GE Placemarks ) ( Strengths )

CAMP DESIGNATION LOCATION 1942 1943 1944 1945
MAIN CAMP SENDAI-shi, TSUCHIBASHI-dori 58

[SAT]

--- --- --- 14 Apr Established

Sep Terminated

1-B
(JOBAN TANKO)

[PHOTOS]

FUKUSHIMA-ken, IWAKI-gun, YUMOTO-machi

[SAT]

--- --- --- 14 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred from TOKYO POW CAMP 4-D to SENDAI POW CAMP. Established as 1-B.

Sep Terminated

2-B
(FURUKAWA KYOGYO YOSHIMA TANKO)
FUKUSHIMA-ken, IWAKI-gun, YOSHIMA-mura, KAMIYOSHIMA

[SAT]

--- --- --- 14 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred from TOKYO POW CAMP 14-D to SENDAI POW CAMP. Established as 2-B.

Sep Terminated

3-B
(MITSUBISHI KOGYO HOSOKURA KOZAN)

[PHOTOS]

MIYAGI-ken, KURIHARA-gun, UGUISUSAWA-mura

[SAT]

---

---

--- 14 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred from TOKYO POW CAMP 3-B to SENDAI POW CAMP. Established as 3-B.

Sep Terminated

4-B
(NIPPON SEITETSU KAMAISHI [=OHASHI] KOZAN)

[PHOTOS - GROUP 12/44]

IWATE-ken, KAIHEI-gun, KATSUSHI-mura, OHASHI

[SAT]

--- --- --- 14 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred from TOKYO POW CAMP 6-B to SENDAI POW CAMP. Established as 4-B.

Sep Terminated

5-B
(NIPPON SEITETSU)
IWATE-ken, KAMAISHI-shi, YANOURA

[SAT]

--- --- --- 14 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred from TOKYO POW CAMP 7-B to SENDAI POW CAMP. Established as 5-B.

Sep Terminated

6-B
(MITSUBISHI KOGYO OSARUSAWA [=HANAWA] KOZAN)

[PHOTOS]

AKITA-ken, KATSUNO-gun, OSARUSAWA

[SAT]

--- --- --- 14 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred from TOKYO POW CAMP 8-B to SENDAI POW CAMP. Established as 6-B.

Sep Terminated

7-B
(FUJITA GUMI HANAOKA KOZAN)
AKITA-ken, KITA AKITA-gun, HANAOKA-machi, TSUTSUMIZAWA

[SAT]

--- --- --- 14 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred from TOKYO POW CAMP 9-B to SENDAI POW CAMP. Established as 7-B.

Sep Terminated

8-B
(FUJITA GUMI KOSAKA KOZAN)
AKITA-ken, KATSUNO-gun, KOSAKA-machi

[SAT]

--- --- --- 14 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred from TOKYO POW CAMP 10-B to SENDAI POW CAMP. Established as 8-B.

Sep Terminated

9-B
(NIPPON TSUUN SAKATA)
YAMAGATA-ken, SAKATA-shi, HONMACHI

[SAT]

--- --- --- 14 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred from TOKYO POW CAMP 22-D to SENDAI POW CAMP. Established as 9-B.

Sep Terminated

10-B
(TOHOKU DENKI)
IWATE-ken, WAKAI-gun, IWASAKI-mura, OAZA YAMAGUCHI, No. 2 WARICHI 14-1 (WAKI SENNIN)

[SAT]

--- --- --- 20 May Established

Sep Terminated

11-B
(NIPPON KOGYO)
[NCM website]
[Japanese site]

[Kamikita Mine - Aerials]

[PHOTOS]

AOMORI-ken, KAMIKITA-gun, TEMMA-BAYASHI-mura, TEMMAKAN, AZA MINAMI-TEMMAKAN, 1-BANCHI

[SAT]

--- 25 Jun Established --- Sep Terminated

TOKYO POW CAMP GROUP ( MAP - TOKYO AREA ) ( GE Placemarks ) ( Strengths )

CAMP DESIGNATION LOCATION 1942 1943 1944 1945
SHINAGAWA POW CAMP SHINAGAWA-ku, KEIHIN UNGA KENSETSU OFFICE See MAIN CAMP --- --- ---
YOKOSUKA NAVY GARRISON OFUNA PROVISIONAL POW CAMP KANAGAWA-ken, OFUNA-machi See TOKYO POW CAMP MAIN CAMP DETACHED CAMP --- --- ---
KAWASAKI PROVISIONAL POW CAMP KAWASAKI-SHI, OSHIMA-machi, 4-Chome See 1-B --- --- ---
YOKOHAMA POW CAMP YOKOHAMA-shi, NAKADORI, YOKOHAMA PARK See 2-B --- --- ---
OSAKA ZOSEN DISPATCHED CAMP YOKOHAMA-shi, TSURUMI-ku, SUYEHIRO-cho, 1-12 See 10-D --- --- ---
MAIN CAMP (OMORI)
(NIPPON TSUUN)
[NCM website]

[PHOTOS]

TOKYO-to, OMORI-ku, IRIARAI-machi

[SAT]

12 Sep First known as SHINAGAWA POW CAMP, located at SHINAGAWA-ku, KEIHIN UNGA KENSETSU OFFICE
[SAT]
25 Sep Renamed TOKYO POW CAMP MAIN CAMP
20 Jul Moved to OMORI-ku, IRIARAI-machi --- Sep Terminated
ATTACHED INFIRMARY (SHINAGAWA)

[PHOTOS]

TOKYO-to, SHINAGAWA-ku, HIGASHI SHINAGAWA, 3-chome

[SAT]

--- 1 Aug Established --- Sep Terminated
MAIN CAMP DETACHED CAMP (OFUNA)

[PHOTOS]

KANAGAWA-ken, OFUNA-machi

[SAT]

6 Apr First known as YOKOSUKA NAVY GARRISON (KEIBITAI) OFUNA PROVISIONAL POW CAMP (KARI FURYOSHUYOSHO) --- --- 21 Aug Jurisdictional control transferred from Navy to Army, and renamed TOKYO POW CAMP MAIN CAMP DETACHED CAMP

Sep Terminated

MAIN CAMP DETACHED CAMP (ASHIO) TOCHIGI-ken, KAMITSUGA-gun, ASHIO-machi See 9-B Detached Camp --- --- ---
1-B
(NIPPON TSUUN)

[Profile, Japanese only]

KAWASAKI-shi, OSHIMA-machi

[SAT]

24 Aug First known as KAWASAKI PROVISIONAL POW CAMP (KARI SHUYOSHO)

25 Sep Renamed TOKYO POW CAMP No. 1-B

--- --- Sep Terminated
1-B WHARF SUB-CAMP or WHARF BILLET (FUTO SHISHO) KAWASAKI-shi, OGI-machi See TOKYO POW CAMP No. 2-B --- --- ---
2-B
(MITSUI FUTO SOKO or ???)

[PHOTOS]

[Profile, Japanese only]

KAWASAKI-shi, OGI-machi

[SAT]

Oct First known as TOKYO POW CAMP No. 1-B WHARF SUB-CAMP (or WHARF BILLET) (FUTO SHISHO) 1 Aug Renamed TOKYO POW CAMP No. 2-B --- Sep Terminated
2-B YOKOHAMA YOKOHAMA-shi, NAKADORI, YOKOHAMA PARK See 3-B YOKOHAMA --- --- ---
2-B (YOKOHAMA) SUB-BRANCH CAMP YOKOHAMA-shi, KANAGAWA-ku, HASHIMOTO-cho See 1-D --- --- ---
3-B YOKOHAMA
(YOKOHAMA SENPAKU)

[Profile, Japanese only]

YOKOHAMA-shi, NAKADORI, YOKOHAMA PARK

[SAT]

12 Sep First known as YOKOHAMA POW CAMP

25 Sep Renamed TOKYO POW CAMP No. 2-B

1 Aug Renamed TOKYO POW CAMP No. 3-B 1 May Terminated (POWs were transferred to 17-D, 18-D and 19-D) ---
3-B HIRAOKA or MITSUSHIMA NAGANO-ken, SHIMOINA-gun, HIRAOKA-mura See 12-B --- --- ---
3-B
(HOSOKURA KOZAN)
MIYAGI-ken, KURIHARA-gun, UGUISUSAWA-mura --- --- 1 Dec Established
14 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred to SENDAI POW CAMP No. 3-B
3-B
(HOKUETSU DENKA KOGYO)
NIIGATA-ken, NAGAOKA-shi, ZAO-machi

[SAT]

--- --- --- 1 May Established

Sep Terminated

3-B DETACHED CAMP
(NIPPON TSUUN)
NIIGATA-ken, NAGAOKA-shi, JONAI-machi

[SAT]

--- --- --- 1 May Established

Sep Terminated

4-B
(SHINETSU KAGAKU)
[NCM website]

[PHOTOS]

NIIGATA-ken, NAKAKUBIKI-gun, ARITA-mura

[SAT]

7 Dec Established; first located at NAOETSU-machi, KOJO

[SAT]

Feb Moved to NIIGATA-ken, NAKAKUBIKI-gun, ARITA-mura Jul Moved, new location unknown Sep Terminated
5-B
(NIIGATA KAIRIKU UNSO)
[Hadley webpage]
[NCM website]

[PHOTOS]

NIIGATA-ken, NAKAKAMBARA-gun, OGATA-mura

[SAT]

--- 20 Aug Established; first located at NIIGATA-shi, NUTTARI

[SAT]

4 Dec Moved to NIIGATA-ken, NAKAKAMBARA-gun, OGATA-mura

18 Jan Moved to NIIGATA KAIRIKI UNSO CO. LTD., NIIGATA TEKKOJO

[SAT]

1 Apr Moved to NIIGATA-ken, NAKAKAMBARA-gun, OGATA-mura, again

Sep Terminated
5-B YOKOHAMA-shi, TSURUMI-ku, SUYEHIRO-cho, 1-chome See 3-D --- --- ---
6-B   IWATE-ken, KAMIHEI-gun, KATSUSHI-mura Formerly HAKODATE POW CAMP No. 2-B --- 20 Apr Established (in TOKYO POW CAMP District 14 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred to SENDAI POW CAMP No. 4-B
6-B
(NIHON KOKAN)
NAGANO-ken, SUWA-gun, KITAYAMA-mura

[SAT]

--- --- --- 4 Jun Established

Sep Terminated

6-B IBARAKI-ken, HITACHI-shi
See 7-B (HITACHI KOGYO) --- --- ---
6-B
FUKUSHIMA-ken, IWAKI-gun, ONAHAMA-machi See 4-D --- --- ---
7-B
(KAMAISHI SEITETSU)
IWATE-ken, KAMAISHI-shi, YANOURA
Formerly HAKODATE POW CAMP No. 3-B --- 20 Apr Established (in TOKYO POW CAMP District) 14 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred to SENDAI POW CAMP No. 5-B
7-B
(HITACHI KOGYO)
IBARAKI-ken, HITACHI-shi
[Refinery location]

[SAT]

--- 12 May First known as 8-B

1 Aug Renamed 6-D

--- Aug Renamed 7-B

Sep Terminated

7-B NIIGATA-ken, NISHIKUBIKI-gun, AOUMI-machi
See 13-B --- --- ---
7-B KAWASAKI-shi, MINAMI WATARIDA-machi
See 5-D --- --- ---
8-B
(OSARUSAWA [=HANAWA] KOZAN)
AKITA-ken, KATSUNO-gun, OSARUSAWA-mura
--- --- 8 Sep Established 14 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred to SENDAI POW CAMP No. 6-B
8-B
IBARAKI-ken, HITACHI-shi See 7-B (HITACHI KOGYO) --- --- ---
8-B
(HITACHI KOGYO [Mine Museum])
IBARAKI-ken, HITACHI-shi [Mine location] (Note: not same location as above)

[SAT]

--- --- 5 Mar First known as 12-D Aug Renamed TOKYO POW CAMP No. 8-B

Sep Terminated

9-B
(FURUKAWA KOGYO)

[PHOTOS]

TOCHIGI-ken, KAMITSUGA-gun, ASHIO-machi

[SAT]

--- 10 Nov First known as 8-D
--- Aug Renamed 9-B

Sep Terminated

9-B DETACHED CAMP
(FURUKAWA KYOGYO ASHIO KOGYO-SHO)
TOCHIGI-ken, KAMITSUGA-gun, ASHIO-machi (Note: not same location as above)

[SAT]

--- --- --- 4 Jun First known as TOKYO POW CAMP MAIN CAMPDETACHED CAMP (ASHIO)

Aug Renamed TOKYO POW CAMP No. 9-B DETACHED CAMP (ASHIO)

Sep Terminated

9-B
NIIGATA-ken, NISHIKUBIKI-gun, OMI-machi See 13-B --- --- ---
9-B
(HANAOKA KOZAN)
AKITA-ken, KITA AKITA-gun, HANAOKA-machi --- --- 1 Dec Established 14 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred to SENDAI POW CAMP No. 7-B
10-B
(KOSAKA KOZAN)
AKITA-ken, KATSUNO-gun, KOSAKA-machi --- --- 1 Dec Established 14 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred to SENDAI POW CAMP No. 8-B
10-B
(NIPPON TSUUN)

[PHOTOS]

TOKYO-to, ARAKAWA-ku, MINAMI SENJU

[SAT]

--- --- 1 Jul Established; first known as 20-D Aug Renamed 10-B

Sep Terminated

11-B
(NIHON SHARYO WARABI KOJO)
SAITAMA-ken, KAWAGUCHI-shi

[SAT]

--- --- --- Jul Established

Sep Terminated

12-B
(KUMAGAI GUMI HIRAOKA HATSUDEN-SHO)

[AERIAL]

[REPORT]

NAGANO-ken, SHIMOINA-gun, HIRAOKA-mura (or MITSUSHIMA)

[SAT]

18 Nov Established; first known as 3-B

1 Aug Renamed 2-D HIRAOKA

--- --- Aug Renamed 12-B

Sep Terminated

13-B
(DENKI KAGAKU)
NIIGATA-ken, NISHIKUBIKI-gun, OMI-machi

[SAT]

--- 12 May Established; first known as 9-B

1 Aug Renamed 7-D

--- Aug Renamed 13-B

Sep Terminated

14-B
(SHIBAURA DENKI)

[Profile, Japanese only]

--- --- 25 Dec Established; first known as 11-D, located at TSURUMI-ku, SUYEHIRO-cho, No. 3-D 15 Apr Destroyed by air raid; moved to SUYEHIRO-cho, SHIBAURA DENKI CO. Ltd.

[SAT]

Aug Renamed 14-B

Sep Terminated (last location unknown)
[Final site found SAT]

15-B
(NIIGATA TEKKOJO)

[PHOTOS]

NIIGATA-shi, YAMANOSHITA AKIBADORI

[SAT]

--- --- 1 Apr Established; first known as 15-D Aug Renamed 15-B

Sep Terminated

16-B
(SHOWA DENKO)
NIIGATA-ken, HIGASHI KAMBARA-gun, KANOSE-mura

[SAT]

--- --- 15 Apr Established; first known as 16-D Aug Renamed 16-B

Sep Terminated

17-B
(NISSHIN SEIYU)
YOKOHAMA-shi, KANAGAWA-ku, CHIWAKA-cho

[SAT]

--- --- 1 May Established; first known as 17-D 29 May Destroyed by air raid; moved to 18-D temporarily (subsequent location unknown)

Aug Renamed 17-B

Sep Terminated

1-D
(MITSUBISHI JUKOGYO)

[Profile, Japanese only]

YOKOHAMA-shi, KANAGAWA-ku, HASHIMOTO-cho

[SAT]

18 Nov Established; first known as 2-B SUB BRANCH CAMP (YOKOHAMA) 1 Aug Renamed 1-D --- 13 May Terminated; POWs transferred to MAIN CAMP
2-D NAGANO-ken, SHIMOINA-gun, HIRAOKA-mura See 12-B --- --- ---
3-D
(NIHON KOKAN TSURUMI ZOSEN)
YOKOHAMA-shi, TSURUMI-ku, SUYEHIRO-cho, 1-chome

[SAT]

--- 21 Jan Established; first known as 5-B

1 Aug Renamed 3-D

--- 13 May Terminated; POWs transferred to MAIN CAMP
4-D
(JOBAN TANKO)
FUKUSHIMA-ken, IWAKI-gun, YUMOTO-machi, ONOHAMA Tunnel --- 15 Apr Established; first known as 6-B

1 Aug Renamed 4-D

--- 14 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred to SENDAI POW CAMP No. 1-B
5-D
(NIHON KOKAN, KAWASAKI KOJO)
[NCM website]

[Profile, Japanese only]

KAWASAKI-shi, MINAMI WATARIDA-machi

[SAT]

--- 12 May Established; first known as 7-B

1 Aug Renamed 5-D

--- 4 Jun Terminated; POWs transferred to 5-B and 6-B
6-D --- See 7-B (HITACHI) --- --- ---
7-D --- See 13-B --- --- ---
8-D TOCHIGI-ken, KAMITSUGA-gun, ASHIO-machi See 9-B (FURUKAWA KOGYO) --- --- ---
9-D
(NIHON KOKAN)
KAWASAKI-shi, OGI-machi, 1 Banchi

[SAT]

--- 10 Nov Established --- 31 Mar Terminated; POWs transferred to 5-D
10-D
(OSAKA ZOSEN)
YOKOHAMA-shi, TSURUMI-ku, SUYEHIRO-cho, 1-12

[SAT]

--- 8 Apr Established; first known as OSAKA ZOSEN DISPATCHED CAMP

25 Dec Renamed 10-D

--- 4 Jun Terminated; POWs transferred to MAIN CAMP DETACHED CAMP
11-D --- See 14-B --- --- ---
12-D IBARAKI-ken, HITACHI-shi See 8-B (HITACHI KOGYO) --- --- ---
13-D
(NIHON KOKAN ASANO DOCK)
YOKOHAMA-shi, KANAGAWA-ku, HASHIMOTO-cho, 2-1

[SAT]

--- --- 20 Mar Established 13 May Terminated; POWs transferred to MAIN CAMP
14-D
(YOSHIMA TANKO)
FUKUSHIMA-ken, IWAKI-gun, YOSHIMA-mura --- --- 30 Mar Established 14 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred to SENDAI POW CAMP No. 2-B
15-D NIIGATA-shi, YAMANOSHITA AKIBADORI See 15-B --- --- ---
16-D NIIGATA-ken, HIGASHI KAMBARA-gun, KANOSE-mura See 16-B --- --- ---
17-D YOKOHAMA-shi, KANAGAWA-ku, CHIWAKA-cho See 17-B --- --- ---
18-D
(YOKOHAMA TAIKA RENGA)

[Profile, Japanese only]

YOKOHAMA-shi, ISOGO-ku, NISHI NEGISHI BABA-machi

[SAT]

--- --- 1 May Established 4 Jun Terminated; POWs transferred to 5-B
19-D
(YOKOHAMA SENPAKU)

[Profile, Japanese only]

YOKOHAMA-shi, NAKA-ku, YAMASHITA-cho

[SAT]

--- --- 1 May Established 29 May Destroyed by air-raid, moved to 18-D temporarily

4 Jun Terminated; POWs transferred to 15-D

20-D TOKYO-to, ARAKAWA-ku, MINAMI SENJU See 10-B --- --- ---
21-D
(HOKKAI DENKA)
TOYAMA-ken, TAKAOKA-shi, YOSHI-machi --- --- 8 Sep Established 7 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred to NAGOYA POW CAMP No. 6-B
22-D
(NITTSU SAKATA)
YAMAGATA-ken, SAKATA-shi, OAZA SAKATA SHINDEN --- --- 20 Sep Established 14 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred to SENDAI POW CAMP No. 9-B
23-D
(DAI-NIPPON KAGAKU)

[Profile, Japanese only]

KAWASAKI-shi, DAISHIHON-machi

[SAT]

--- --- 20 Sep Established 30 Jun Terminated; POWs transferred to 1-B
24-D
(NISSHIN SEIFUN)

[Profile, Japanese only]

KAWASAKI-shi, OKAWA-machi

[SAT]

--- --- 20 Sep Established 30 Jun Terminated; POWs transferred to 2-B

NAGOYA POW CAMP GROUP ( MAP A -- MAP B ) ( GE Placemarks ) ( Strengths )

CAMP DESIGNATION LOCATION 1942 1943 1944 1945
MAIN CAMP NAGOYA-shi, SAKAI-ku, MINAMI SOTOBORI-machi

[SAT]

--- --- --- 5 Apr Established within the TAISEI National (KOKUMIN) School, formerly EASTERN DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS

[SAT]

18 May Destroyed by fire; moved to NAGOYA-shi, SAKAI-ku, MINAMI SOTOBORI-machi

Sep Terminated

1-B KAMIOKA (MITSUI KOZAN)

[Profile, Japanese only]

GIFU-ken, YOSHIKI-gun, ASOFU-mura, WASAHO 1444

[SAT]

--- --- --- 6 Apr Established; formerly OSAKA POW CAMP No. 7 Branch Camp

Sep Terminated

2-B NARUMI (NIHON SHARYO)

[PHOTOS]

AICHI-ken, AICHI-gun, NARUMI-machi, ARIMATSUURA 114

[SAT]

--- --- --- 6 Apr Established; formerly OSAKA POW CAMP No. 11 Branch Camp

Sep Terminated

3-B FUNATSU
(MITSUI KOZAN)
GIFU-ken, YOSHIKI-gun, FUNATSU-machi, SHIKAMA

[SAT]

--- --- --- 6 Apr Established; formerly OSAKA POW CAMP No. 15 Branch Camp

Sep Terminated

4-B IRUKA
(ISHIHARA SANGYO)
MIE-ken, MINAMI-MURO-gun, IRUKA-mura, ITAYA

[SAT]

--- --- --- 6 Apr Established; formerly OSAKA POW CAMP No. 16 Branch Camp

Sep Terminated

5-B YOKKAICHI
(ISHIHARA SANGYO)

[PHOTOS]

MIE-ken, YOKKAICHI ISHIHARA-machi, No. 1

[SAT]

--- --- --- 6 Apr Established; formerly OSAKA POW CAMP No. 17 Branch Camp

Sep Terminated

6-B TAKAOKA
(HOKKAI DENKA KOGYO)
TOYAMA-ken, TAKAOKA-shi, NO-machi 2365

[SAT]

--- --- --- 6 Apr Established; formerly TOKYO POW CAMP No. 21-D

Sep Terminated

7-B
(NIHON SOTATSU)
TOYAMA-ken, TOYAMA-shi, SHIMOSHIN-machi, No. 50 Banchi

[SAT]

--- --- --- 28 May Established

Sep Terminated

8-B TATEYAMA
(TATEYAMA JUKOGYO)
TOYAMA-ken, TOYAMA-shi, SHIMO-OKUI-machi, No. 1 Banchi

[SAT]

--- --- --- 10 May Established

Sep Terminated

9-B JINZU
(NIPPON TSUUN)
TOYAMA-ken, TOYAMA-shi, HIGASHI IWASE-machi, OHIROTA

[SAT]

--- --- --- 27 May Established

Sep Terminated

10-B FUSHIKI
(FUSHIKI KAIRIKU UNSO)

[PHOTOS]

TOYAMA-ken, TAKAOKA-shi, NO-machi, TATENO-UE

[SAT]

--- --- --- 18 Jun Established

Sep Terminated

11-B IWASE
(NIHON SODA)
TOYAMA-ken, TOYAMA-shi, NISHINOMIYA, OHIROTA-mura

[SAT]

--- --- --- 28 May Established

Sep Terminated

OSAKA POW CAMP GROUP ( MAP A - OSAKA AREA - MAP B ) ( GE Placemarks ) ( Strengths )

CAMP DESIGNATION LOCATION 1942 1943 1944 1945
MAIN CAMP
(NIPPON TSUUN)
OSAKA-fu, MISHIMA-gun, SHINDEN-mura, AZA SHIMOSHINDEN

[SAT]

--- --- --- Aug Established

2 Sep Terminated

Main Camp OSAKA-shi, MINATO-ku, KITA FUKUZAKI NISHINO-machi See 1-B --- --- ---
HARIMA Branch Camp --- See 7-D --- --- ---
HIROHATA Dispatched Camp --- See 12-B --- --- ---
HIROHATA Branch Camp KOBE-shi, HIROHATA-machi, AZA SAI

[SAT]

--- 25 Sep Established 16 Jul Terminated; POWs transferred to 1-D ---
ICHIOKA Detached Camp
(OSAKA ZOSEN / ICHIOKA BYOSHITSU))

[PHOTOS]

OSAKA-shi, MINATO-ku, YAWATAYA MATSUNO-machi 1-16, Municipal Stadium

[SAT]

5 Oct (approx) Established as ICHIOKA Detached Camp.

30 Oct Renamed ICHIOKA Detached Camp ISOLATED INFIRMARY

Aug Renamed 3 Camp (SHYUOSHA) 10 Jul Terminated; Transferred to ATTACHED SICK-ROOM ---
KAMIOKA Branch Camp --- See 7-B KAMIOKA --- --- ---
KAWASAKI Branch Camp --- See 5-D --- --- ---
KOBE Branch Camp --- See 2-B KOBE --- --- ---
KOBE Branch Camp
HIROHATA Detached Camp
--- See 12-B --- --- ---
SAKURAJIMA Branch Camp --- See 8-B SAKURAJIMA --- --- ---
TANAGAWA Branch Camp --- See 4-B TANAGAWA --- --- ---
UMEDA Branch Camp --- See 2-D UMEDA --- --- ---
YODOGAWA Branch Camp --- See 3-D YODOGAWA --- --- ---
AMAGASAKI Branch Camp --- See 9-B AMAGASAKI --- --- ---
1-B [Chikko]
(NIPPON TSUUUN)

[SKETCH]

OSAKA-shi, MINATO-ku, KITA FUKUZAKI NISHINO-machi

[SAT]

21 Sep Established; first called OSAKA POW MAIN CAMP; formerly ZENTSUJI POW CAMP OSAKA Detached Camp; located at OSAKA-shi, MINATO-ku, GOJO-dori 3-41

[SAT]

--- --- 1 Jun Destroyed by air raid; moved temporarily to TSUMORI

Jul Moved to NISHINO-machi

Aug Renamed 1-B

Sep Terminated

1-B --- See 2-B KOBE --- --- ---
2-B KOBE
(NIPPON TSUUUN)

[PHOTOS]

KOBE-shi, FUKIAI-ku, WAKINOHAMA-cho

[SAT]

23 Sep Established as KOBE BRANCH CAMP at KOBE-shi, KOBE-ku, ITO-cho 28

[SAT]

18 Feb Renamed 1-B --- 5 Jun Destroyed by air-raid; moved to MAYASHIDA-ku, MARUYAMA-cho 2-1

[SAT]

21 Jun Moved to WAKINOHAMA-cho

Aug Renamed 2-B

Sep Terminated

2-B UMEDA --- See 2-D UMEDA --- --- ---
ATTACHED INFIRMARY OR SICK ROOM KOBE-shi, FUKIAI-ku, WAKINOHAMA-cho

[SAT]

--- --- 10 Jul Established 5 Jun Moved to location of ex-KAWASAKI Detached Camp
3-B OEYAMA
(NIPPON YAKIN KOGYO)
KYOTO-fu, YOSA-gun, YOSHIZU-mura, SUTSU

[SAT]

--- 20 Aug Established as 12-B OEYAMA --- Aug Renamed 3-B

Sep Terminated

3-B YODOGAWA --- See 3-D YODOGAWA --- --- ---
3 Camp (SHUYOSHA) --- See ICHIOKA Detached Camp --- --- ---
4-B IKUNO
(MITSUBISHI KOGYO)
HYOGO-ken, ASAGO-gun, IKUNO-machi, GINYA

[SAT]

--- --- --- 28 Mar Established as 19-B

Aug Renamed 4-B

Sep Terminated

4-B TANAGAWA
(ASUKA GUMI TANAGAWA SAGYOSHO)
OSAKA-fu, ITSUNAMI-gun, TANAGAWA-machi

[SAT]

22 Nov Established as TANAGAWA Branch Camp 18 Feb Renamed 4-B --- 20 Mar Terminated; POWs transferred to FUKUOKA POW CAMP 11-D
5-B TSURUGA (TSURUGA KOWAN UNSO)

[PHOTOS]

FUKUI-ken, TSURUGA-shi, TSUNAI JINMU 9721 KOJO

[SAT]

--- --- --- 23 Apr Established as 20-B; first located at TSURUGA-shi, SAKURA 165. [SAT] Date of transfer to TSUNAI unknown.

Aug Renamed 5-B

Sep Terminated

5-B KAWASAKI --- See 5-D --- --- ---
6-B AKENOBE (MITSUBISHI KOGYO) HYOGO-ken, YOFU-gun, MINAMI TANI-mura

[SAT]

--- --- --- 15 May Established as 21-B

Aug Renamed 6-B

Sep Terminated

6-B HARIMA --- See 7-D --- --- ---
7-B TAKEFU (SHINETSU KAGAKU KOGYO) FUKUI-ken, NANJO-gun, TAKEFU-machi, KITAFU

[SAT]

--- --- --- 18 May Established as 22-B

Aug Renamed 7-B

Sep Terminated

7-B KAMIOKA GIFU-ken, YOSHIKI-gun, FUNATSU-machi 8 Dec Established as KAMIOKA Branch Camp 18 Feb Renamed 7-B --- 6 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred to NAGOYA POW CAMP 1-B
8-B

[Japanese website]

[PHOTOS]

SHIGA-ken, NOSU-gun, HYOZU-machi (NODA)

[SAT]

--- --- --- 18 May Established as 23-B NODA

Aug Renamed 8-B

Sep Terminated

8-B SAKURAJIMA
(HITACHI ZOSEN)
OSAKA-shi, KONOHANA-ku, TAKAMI-machi

[SAT]

--- 20 Jan Established as SAKURAJIMA Branch Camp

18 Feb Renamed 8-B

1 Oct Renamed 4-D

--- 18 May Terminated; POWs believed to have been transferred to 21-B AKENOBE
9-B NOTOGAWA

[Japanese website]

[PHOTOS]

SHIGA-ken, KANZAKI-gun, NOTOGAWA-machi

[SAT]

--- --- --- 18 May Established as 24-B

Aug Renamed 9-B

Sep Terminated

9-B AMAGASAKI AMAGASAKI-shi, TAKASU-machi

[SAT]

--- 20 Jan Established as AMAGASAKI Branch Camp

18 Feb Renamed 9-B

20 Oct Renamed 6-D

--- 17 Jun Terminated; POWs transferred to HIROSHIMA POW CAMP 3-B and NAGOYA POW CAMP 9-B
10-B MAIBARA

[Japanese website]

[PHOTOS]

SHIGA-ken, SAKATA-gun, MAIBARA-machi, UMEGAHARA

[SAT]

--- --- --- 18 May Established as 25-B

Aug Renamed 10-B

Sep Terminated

10-B TAISHO
(HITACHI ZOSEN)
OSAKA-shi, TAISHO-ku, CHITOSE-machi 105-1

[SAT]

--- 15 May Established --- 18 May Terminated; POWs transferred to 22-B (TAKEFU)
11-B ROKUROSHI
(RIKUGUN KOSHUJO)
[NCM website]
FUKUI-ken, ONO-gun, SAKATANI-mura

[SAT]

--- --- --- 10 Jun Established as 26-B

Aug Renamed 11-B

Sep Terminated

11-B NARUMI AICHI-ken, AICHI-gun, NARUMI-machi, ARIMATSUURA 114-3 --- 28 Dec Established --- 6 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred to NAGOYA POW CAMP 2-B
12-B HIROHATA
(NIPPON SEITETSU)

[PHOTOS]

HYOGO-ken, SHIKAMA-gun, HIROHATA-mura, KOSAKA 381 (HIMEJI-shi)

[SAT]

5 Oct Established as KOBE Branch Camp HIROHATA Detached Camp; first located at HIROHATA-machi, 325-banchi

[SAT]

10 Dec Renamed HIROHATA DISPATCHED CAMP

18 Feb Renamed 1-D

15 Sep Moved to HIROHATA-mura, KOSAKA 381

--- Aug Renamed 12-B

Sep Terminated

13-B TSUMORI
(FUJINAGATA ZOSEN)
[NCM website]
OSAKA-shi, NISHINARI-ku, TSUMORI-machi 280-1

[SAT]

--- 20 Aug Established --- 16 May Terminated; POWs transferred to TOKYO POW CAMP
14-B WAKAYAMA
(SUMITOMO KINZOKU)

[PHOTOS]

WAKAYAMA-shi, MATSUE 842

[SAT]

--- 5 Nov Established --- 29 Mar Terminated; POWs transferred to 19-B
15-B FUNATSU GIFU-ken, YOSHIKI-gun, FUNATSU-machi --- --- --- 25 Jun Established

6 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred to NAGOYA POW CAMP 3-B

16-B IRUKA MIE-ken, MINAMI MURO-gun, IRUKA-machi --- --- --- 25 Jun Established

6 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred to NAGOYA POW CAMP 4-B

17-B YOKKAICHI MIE-ken, YOKKAICHI-shi, ISHIHARA-machi --- --- 11 Aug Established 6 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred to NAGOYA POW CAMP 5-B
18-B WAKINOHAMA
(KAWASAKI SEITETSU)
KOBE-shi, FUKIAI-ku, WAKINOHAMA-machi 3-chome

[SAT]

--- --- --- 1 Feb Established

21 May Terminated; POWs transferred to 25-B MAIBARA

19-B --- See 4-B --- --- ---
20-B --- See 5-B --- --- ---
21-B --- See 6-B --- --- ---
22-B --- See 7-B --- --- ---
23-B NODA --- See 8-B --- --- ---
24-B --- See 9-B --- --- ---
25-B --- See 10-B --- --- ---
26-B --- See 11-B --- --- ---
1-D --- See 12-B --- --- ---
2-D UMEDA
(NIPPON TSUUN)
OSAKA-shi, KITA-ku, USHIMARU-machi

[SAT]

22 Nov Established as UMEDA Branch Camp 18 Feb Renamed 2-B

10 Mar Renamed 2-D

--- 21 May Terminated; POWs transferred to 20-B
3-D YODOGAWA
(YODOGAWA TEKKOJO)
OSAKA-shi, YODOGAWA-ku

[SAT]

22 Nov Established as YODOGAWA Branch Camp 18 Feb Renamed 3-B YODOGAWA

10 Mar Renamed 3-D

--- 18 May Terminated; POWs believed to have been transferred to 3-B OEYAMA
4-D SAKURAJIMA --- See 8-B SAKURAJIMA --- --- ---
5-D KAWASAKI
(KAWASAKI JUKOGYO)
KOBE-shi, HAYASHIDA-ku, MARUYAMA-cho 2-1

[SAT]

8 Dec Established as KAWASAKI Branch Camp 18 Feb Renamed 5-B KAWASAKI

15 Oct Renamed 5-D KAWASAKI

--- 11 May Terminated; POWs transferred to FUKUOKA POW CAMP and to HIROSHIMA POW CAMP
6-D AMAGASAKI
(OTANI JUKOGYO)
--- See 9-B AMAGASAKI --- --- ---
7-D HARIMA
(HARIMA ZOSENJO)
AIOI-shi, AIOI 5229

[SAT]

8 Dec Established as HARIMA Branch Camp 18 Feb Renamed 6-B

15 Oct Renamed 6-D

--- 21 May Terminated; POWs transferred to 23-B
8-D NARUO
(SHOWA DENKYO)
HYOGO-ken, MUKO-gun, NARUO-mura, UEDA AZA HIGASHIHAMA 1

[SAT]

--- --- --- 1 Feb Established

29 May Terminated; POWs transferred to NAGOYA POW CAMP

HIROSHIMA POW CAMP GROUP ( MAP ) ( GE Placemarks ) ( Strengths )

CAMP DESIGNATION LOCATION 1942 1943 1944 1945
MAIN CAMP HIROSHIMA-ken, ASHINA-gun, TODE-mura, Vocational School

[SAT]

--- --- --- 13 Apr Established (jurisdictional control transferred from ZENTSUJI POW CAMP); provisionally situated at 1-B

1 Jun Moved to HIROSHIMA-ken, ASHINA-gun, TODE-mura

Sep Terminated

1-B
(NIPPON TSUUN)

[PHOTOS]

[SKETCH]

KAGAWA-ken, ZENTSUJI-machi

[SAT]

--- --- --- 13 Apr Established (formerly ZENTSUJI POW CAMP MAIN CAMP)

Sep Terminated

2-B
(SUMITOMO KAGAKU KOGYO)
EHIME-ken, NIIHAMA-shi, ISOURA

[SAT]

--- --- --- 13 Apr Established (formerly ZENTSUJI POW CAMP 3-B)

Sep Terminated

3-B TAMANO
(MITSUI KOZAN)
OKAYAMA-ken, TAMANO-shi, HIBI 448

[SAT]

--- --- --- 1 Jun Established

Sep Terminated

4-B MUKAIJIMA
(HITACHI ZOSEN)

[REPORT]

[REPORT]

[SKETCH]

HIROSHIIMA-ken, MITSUKI-gun, MUKAIJIMA

[SAT]

--- --- --- 13 Apr Established as 1-D (formerly ZENTSUJI POW CAMP 1-D)

Aug Renamed 4-B

Sep Terminated

5-B INNOSHIMA
(HITACHI ZOSEN)
[COFEPOW site]

[REPORT]

HIROSHIMA-KEN, MITSUKI-gun, INNOSHIMA [Mitsunosho-machi]

[SAT]

--- --- --- 13 Apr Established as 2-D (formerly ZENTSUJI POW CAMP 2-D)

Aug Renamed 5-B

Sep Terminated

6-B OMINE or SANYO
(UBE KYOGYO)
YAMAGUCHI-ken, MINE-gun, OMINE-machi

[SAT]

--- --- --- 13 Apr Established as 4-D (formerly FUKUOKA POW CAMP 1-D)

Aug Renamed 6-B

Sep Terminated

7-B OKINOYAMA
(UBE KYOGYO)
YAMAGUCHI-ken, UBE-shi, OKINOYAMA

[SAT]

--- --- --- 13 Apr Established as 5-D (formerly FUKUOKA POW CAMP 2-D)

Aug Renamed 7-B

Sep Terminated

8-B MOTOYAMA
(UBE KYOGYO)
YAMAGUCHI-ken, ONODA-shi, MOTOYAMA

[SAT]

--- --- --- 13 Apr Established as 6-D (formerly FUKUOKA POW CAMP 3-D)

Aug Renamed 8-B

Sep Terminated

9-B OHAMA
(OKURA KOGYO? OHAMA TANKO?)
YAMAGUCHI-ken, ONODA-shi, OAZA ONODA, OHAMA

[SAT]

--- --- --- 13 Apr Established as 7-D (formerly FUKUOKA POW CAMP 4-D)

Aug Renamed 9-B

Sep Terminated

1-D --- See 4-B --- --- ---
2-D --- See 5-B --- --- ---
3-D YAMANE
(SUMITOMO KOGYO)
EHIME-ken, NII-gun, SUMINO-machi, YAMANE

[SAT]

--- --- --- 13 Apr Established (formerly ZENTSUJI POW CAMP 3-D)

19 May Terminated; POWs transferred to 2-B

ZENTSUJI POW CAMP GROUP ( MAP )

CAMP DESIGNATION LOCATION 1942 1943 1944 1945
MAIN CAMP

[SKETCH]

KAGAWA-ken, ZENTSUJI-machi --- --- --- 13 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred to HIROSHIMA POW CAMP 1-B
OSAKA Detached Camp OSAKA-shi, MINATO-ku, Municipal Stadium 8 Jun Established

5 Oct Jurisdictional control transferred to OSAKA POW CAMP 1-B

--- --- ---
1-B --- See 1-D --- --- ---
2-B --- See 2-D --- --- ---
3-B NIIHAMA EHIME-ken, NIIHAMA-shi, ISOURA --- 14 Jul Formerly FUKUOKA POW CAMP 13-B; jurisdictional control transferred from FUKUOKA POW CAMP to ZENTSUJI POW CAMP

20 Jul Established at NIIHAMA-shi

14 Nov Moved to NIIHAMA-shi, ISOURA

--- 13 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred to HIROSHIMA POW CAMP 2-B
4-B YAMANE --- See 3-D --- --- ---
1-D HIROSHIIMA-ken, MITSUKI-gun, MUKAIJIMA --- 14 Jul Formerly FUKUOKA POW CAMP 11-B; jurisdictional control transferred from FUKUOKA POW CAMP to ZENTSUJI POW CAMP

20 Jul Established as 1-B

1 Dec Renamed 1-D

--- 13 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred to HIROSHIMA POW CAMP 1-D
2-D HIROSHIMA-KEN, MITSUKI-gun, INNOSHIMA --- 14 Jul Formerly FUKUOKA POW CAMP 12-B; jurisdictional control transferred from FUKUOKA POW CAMP to ZENTSUJI POW CAMP

20 Jul Established as 2-B

1 Dec Renamed 2-D

--- 13 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred to HIROSHIMA POW CAMP 2-D
3-D YAMANE
(SUMITOMO KOGYO)
EHIME-ken, NII-gun, SUMINO-machi, YAMANE --- --- 1 May Established as ZENTSUJI POW CAMP 3 Branch Camp YAMANE Billet

18 Nov Renamed 4-B

20 Mar Renamed 3-D

13 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred to HIROSHIMA POW CAMP 3-D

4-D --- See 6-B OMINE --- --- ---
5-D --- See 7-B OKINOYAMA --- --- ---
6-D --- See 8-B MOTOYAMA --- --- ---
7-D --- See 9-B OHAMA --- --- ---
8-D HIGASHI MISOME
(UBE KYOGYO)
YAMAGUCHI-ken, UBE-shi, OKIUBE

[SAT]

--- --- --- 13 Apr Formerly FUKUOKA POW CAMP 5-D; established

16 Jul Destroyed by air raid; terminated; POWs transferred to 6-D

FUKUOKA POW CAMP GROUP ( MAP - FUKUOKA AREA ) ( GE Placemarks ) ( Strengths )

CAMP DESIGNATION LOCATION 1942 1943 1944 1945
MAIN CAMP

First known as Western District Army YAHATA Provisional POW CAMP (SEIBUGUN YAHATA KARI FURYO SHUYOSHO)

FUKUOKA-ken, TSUKUSHI-gun, DAZAIFU-machi, DAZAIFU National School

[SAT]

[Dote-machi Prison
6-45 Aerial - SAT]

[Aburayama Crematory SAT]

[Shime Crematory SAT]

--- 1 Jan Established as the FUKUOKA POW CAMP Main Office under the Western District Army Headquarters

[SAT]

1 Mar Renamed FUKUOKA POW CAMP Main Camp

--- Apr Moved to FUKUOKA NAGAHAMA Youth School (SEINEN GAKKO)

[SAT]

19 Jun Destroyed by air raid; moved to DAZAIFU National School (KOKUMIN GAKKO)

[West HQ underground sites - Hirao Caves and Yamae]

Sep. Terminated

KUMAMOTO Branch Camp --- See 1-B --- --- ---
MOJI Branch Camp or MOJI Detached Camp --- See 4-B --- --- ---
MUKAIJIMA Branch Camp --- See 11-B --- --- ---
INNOSHIMA Branch Camp --- See 12-B --- --- ---
NAGASAKI Branch Camp --- See 2-B --- --- ---
UBE Branch Camp --- See 2-D --- --- ---
HIGASHI MISOME Detached Camp --- See 5-D --- --- ---
MOTOYAMA Detached Camp --- See 3-D --- --- ---
OHAMA Detached Camp --- See 4-D --- --- ---
SANYO Detached Camp --- See 1-D --- --- ---
YAHATA Branch Camp --- See 3-B --- --- ---
1-B

[REPORT]

[SKETCH]

[PHOTOS
2005
1 - 2 Tatara
3 - 4 - 5 Mushiroda
6 - 7 - 8 Hakozaki]

FUKUOKA-shi, HAKOZAKI-machi, SHINKEN 28
[aka "Pine Tree Camp"]

[SAT]

28 Nov Established at KUMAMOTO-shi, KENGUN-cho, AZA SABUROZUKA, as the YAHATA Provisional POW CAMP KUMAMOTO Branch Camp

[SAT]

1 Jan Renamed FUKUOKA POW CAMP KUMAMOTO Branch Camp

1 Mar Renamed 1-B

20 Nov Moved to FUKUOKA-ken, KASUYA-gun, TATARA-mura
[aka Kashii or Najima]

[SAT]

17 Apr Moved to FUKUOKA-shi, OAZA MUSHIRODA

[SAT]

20 Jan Moved to FUKUOKA-shi, HAKOZAKI-machi
[image]

Sep Terminated

2-B
(KAWANAMI ZOSEN)

[PHOTOS]

[REPORT]

[Profile, Japanese only]

NAGASAKI-ken, NISHISONOKI-gun, KOYAGI-mura

[SAT]

25 Oct Established as YAHATA Provisional POW CAMP NAGASAKI Branch Camp 1 Jan Renamed FUKUOKA POW CAMP NAGASAKI Branch Camp

1 Mar Renamed 2-B

--- Sep Terminated
3-B
(NIPPON SEITETSU YAHATA SEITETSU-SHO)
[NCM website]

[PHOTOS]

[REPORT]

[AREA MAP]

[SKETCH]

KOKURA-shi, OAZA NAKAI, AZA YAGURASHITA

[SAT]

[Kokura Military Hospital SAT]

23 Sep Established at YAHATA-shi, NAKA-machi, as YAHATA Provisional POW Camp

[PHOTOS 2007
1
- 2 - 3]

[SAT]

1 Jan Renamed FUKUOKA POW CAMP YAHATA Branch Camp

1 Mar Renamed 3-B

15 Dec Moved to KOKURA-shi, OAZA NAKAI, AZA YAGURASHITA

--- Sep Terminated
4-B MOJI
(MOJI CHIKU KOWAN UNSOGYO-KAI)

[PHOTOS]

[REPORT]

[AREA MAP]

[SKETCH]

MOJI-shi, KUSU-machi

[SAT]

28 Nov Established as YAHATA Provisional POW CAMP MOJI Detached Camp 1 Jan Renamed FUKUOKA POW CAMP MOJI Branch Camp

1 Mar Renamed 4-B

--- Sep Terminated
5-B
(FURUKAWA KOGYO OMINE KOGYO-SHO)
FUKUOKA-ken, TAGAWA-gun, SOEDA-machi

[SAT]

--- 22 Jan Established as OMINE Branch Camp

1 Mar Renamed 5-B

1 Dec Renamed 8-D

--- Aug Renamed 5-B

Sep Terminated

6-B
(NIPPON KOGYO ONGA KOGYO-SHO)

[PHOTOS]

FUKUOKA-ken, ONGA-gun, MIZUMAKI-machi

[SAT]

--- 22 Apr Established as 15-B

1 Dec Renamed 9-D

--- Aug Renamed 6-B

Sep Terminated

6-B SANYO --- See 1-D --- --- ---
7-B FUTASE
(NIPPON SEITETSU KOGYO FUTASE KOGYO-SHO)

[REPORT]

[AREA MAP]

[SKETCH]

[AERIAL]

[PHOTOS
1 - 2 - 3 - 4
2005
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6]

[PHOTO ARCHIVE]

FUKUOKA-ken, KAHO-gun, FUTASE-machi, Worker's Club

[SAT]

--- May Established as 16-B

1 Dec Renamed 10-D

--- Aug Renamed 7-B

Sep Terminated

7-B OKINOYAMA --- See 2-D --- --- ---
8-B
(MITSUI KOZAN YAMANO KOGYO-SHO)

[REPORT]

[SKETCH]

[1945 Aerial 1 - Aerial 2]

[PHOTOS 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5
2005 TRIP 1 - 2]

FUKUOKA-ken, KAHO-gun, INATSUKI-machi

[SAT]

--- 3 Oct Established as 19-B 19 Apr Renamed 11-D Aug Renamed 8-B

Sep Terminated

8-B MOTOYAMA --- See 3-D --- --- ---
9-B
(KAIJIMA TANKO ONOURA TANKO)

[AERIAL]

[PHOTOS -
2005]

[PHOTO ARCHIVE 1 - 2]

FUKUOKA-ken, KURATE-gun, MIYATA-machi

[SAT]

--- 4 Dec Established as 20-B 10 Apr Renamed 12-D Aug Renamed 9-B

Sep Terminated

9-B OHAMA --- See 4-D --- --- ---
10-B --- See 5-D --- --- ---
11-B MUKAIJIMA HIROSHIMA-ken, MITSUKI-gun, MUKAIJIMA 27 Nov Established as YAHATA Provisional POW CAMP MUKAIJIMA Branch  Camp 1 Jan Renamed FUKUOKA POW CAMP MUKAIJIMA Branch Camp

1 Mar Renamed 11-B

14 Jul Jurisdictional control transferred to ZENTSUJI POW CAMP 1-B

--- ---
12-B INNOSHIMA HIROSHIMA-ken, MITSUKI-gun, INNOSHIMA [Mitsunosho-machi] 27 Nov Established as YAHATA Provisional POW CAMP INNOSHIMA Branch  Camp 1  Jan Renamed FUKUOKA POW CAMP INNOSHIMA Branch Camp

1 Mar Renamed 12-B

14 Jul Jurisdictional control transferred to ZENTSUJI POW CAMP 2-B

--- ---
13-B BESSHI EHIME-ken, NIIHAMA-machi --- 22 Apr Established

14 Jul Jurisdictional control transferred to ZENTSUJI POW CAMP 3-B

--- ---
14-B
(MITSUBISHI JUKOGYO NAGASAKI ZOSEN-JO)

[Profile, Japanese only]

NAGASAKI-shi, SAIWAI-machi

[SAT]

--- 22 Apr Established --- Sep Terminated
15-B --- See 6-B --- --- ---
16-B --- See 7-B --- --- ---
17-B
(MITSUI KOZAN MIIKE KOGYO-SHO)

[PHOTOS]

[REPORT]

[Camp #17 Omuta]

FUKUOKA-ken, OMUTA-shi, SHINMINATO-machi

[SAT]

--- 10 Aug Established --- Sep Terminated
18-B
(SASEBO KAIGUN SHISETSU-BU)

[Profile, Japanese only]

NAGASAKI-ken, MATSUURA-gun, YUNOKI-mura

[SAT]

--- 10 Aug Established 17 Apr Terminated; POWs transferred to 1-B ---
19-B --- See 8-B --- --- ---
20-B --- See 9-B --- --- ---
21-B
(TAISHO KOGYO NAKAZURU TANKO)
FUKUOKA-ken, ONGA-gun, NAKAMA-machi, NAKAZURU Works

[SAT]

--- ---       15 Jun Established Sep Terminated
22-B
(SUMITOMO KOGYO TADAKUMA TANKO)

[REPORT]

[AERIALS
1
- 2 - 3 - 4]

[PHOTOS
1
- 2 - 3 - 4 - 5
2005
1 - 2 - 3]

[PHOTO ARCHIVE]

FUKUOKA-ken, KAHO-gun, HONAMI-mura, TADAKUMA

[SAT]

--- --- --- 15 Jan Established

Sep Terminated

23-B
(MEIJI KOGYO HIRAYAMA KOGYO-SHO)
FUKUOKA-ken, KAHO-gun, KEISEN-machi

[SAT]

--- --- 4 Aug Established Sep Terminated
24-B
(SUMITOMO KOGYO SENRYU KOGYO-SHO)

[Profile, Japanese only]

NAGASAKI-ken, KITA-MATSUURA-gun, EMUKAE-machi, SENRYU

[SAT]

--- --- --- 15 Jan Established

Sep Terminated

25-B
(DENKI KAGAKU KOGYO OMUTA KOJO)
FUKUOKA-ken, OMUTA-shi, SHINKAI-machi

[SAT]

--- --- 29 Sep (about) Established Sep Terminated
26-B
(ASO KOGYO YOSHIKUMA TANKO)

[1947 Aerial]

FUKUOKA-ken, KAHO-gun, KEISEN-machi

[SAT]

--- --- --- 10 May Established

Sep Terminated

27-B TAGAWA
(MITSUI KOZAN TAGAWA KOGYO-SHO)

[PHOTO ARCHIVE]

FUKUOKA-ken, TAGAWA-gun, AZA NARA

[SAT]

--- --- --- 10 May Established

Sep Terminated

1-D SANYO
(UBE KYOGYO)
YAMAGUCHI-ken, MINE-gun, OMINE-machi 26 Nov Established as YAHATA Provisional POW CAMP UBE Branch  Camp SANYO Detached Camp 1 Jan Renamed FUKUOKA POW CAMP UBE Branch  Camp SANYO Detached Camp

1 Mar Renamed 6-B

1 Dec Renamed 1-D

--- 14 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred to HIROSHIMA POW CAMP 4-D
2-D UBE OKINOYAMA
(UBE KYOGYO)
YAMAGUCHI-ken, UBE-shi 26 Nov Established as YAHATA Provisional POW CAMP UBE Branch  Camp 1 Jan Renamed FUKUOKA POW CAMP UBE Branch  Camp

1 Mar Renamed 7-B

1 Dec Renamed 2-D

--- 14 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred to HIROSHIMA POW CAMP 5-D
3-D MOTOYAMA
(UBE KYOGYO)
YAMAGUCHI-ken, ONODA-shi 26 Nov Established as YAHATA Provisional POW CAMP UBE Branch  Camp MOTOYAMA Detached Camp 1 Jan Renamed FUKUOKA POW CAMP UBE Branch  Camp MOTOYAMA Detached Camp

1 Mar Renamed 8-B

1 Dec Renamed 3-D

Jul Moved, new location unknown 14 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred to HIROSHIMA POW CAMP 6-D
4-D OHAMA
(OKURA KOGYO? OHAMA TANKO?)
YAMAGUCHI-ken, ONODA-shi 26 Nov Established as YAHATA Provisional POW CAMP UBE Branch Camp OHAMA Detached Camp 1 Jan Renamed FUKUOKA POW CAMP UBE Branch  Camp OHAMA Detached Camp

1 Mar Renamed 9-B

1 Dec Renamed 4-D

--- 14 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred to HIROSHIMA POW CAMP 7-D
5-D HIGASHI MISOME YAMAGUCHI-ken, UBE-shi, OKIUBE 26 Nov Established as YAHATA Provisional POW CAMP UBE Branch Camp HIGASHI MISOME Detached Camp 1 Jan Renamed FUKUOKA POW CAMP UBE Branch  Camp HIGASHI MISOME Detached Camp

1 Mar Renamed 10-B

1 Dec Renamed 5-D

--- 14 Apr Jurisdictional control transferred to HIROSHIMA POW CAMP 8-D
6-D TANOURA
(TOKAI DENKYO TANOURA KOJO)
KUMAMOTO-ken, ASHIKITA-gun, TANOURA

[SAT]

--- 13 Oct Established --- 30 Jun Terminated; POWs transferred to 25-B
7-D KUDAMATSU
(HITACHI SEISAKU-SHO KASATO KOJO)
YAMAGUCHI-ken, KUDAMATSU-shi

[SAT]

--- 13 Oct Established 4 Jun Terminated; POWs transferred to 1-B

    

---
8-D --- See 5-B --- --- ---
9-D --- See 6-B --- --- ---
10-D --- See 7-B --- --- ---
11-D --- See 8-B --- --- ---
12-D --- See 9-B --- --- ---
13-D SAGANOSEKI
(NIHON KOGYO SAGANOSEKI SEIREN-SHO)
OITA-ken, KITA-AMABE-gun, SAGANOSEKI-machi

[SAT]

--- --- 8 Sep Established 20 Jun Terminated; POWs transferred to 17-B and 8-D

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