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12/13/44, I, , , , Chesterton, Indiana, Goldtrap, John C. , Maj, O&020349, Inf, 93rd Inf Regt (PA), CO, USA, Heito, , Taihoku-6, , Campbell, Francis A. , Cpl, 19056362, Med, 34th Purs Sqdn, Med, USA, Fk-1, , Jinsen, Redwood City, California, Curry, Edwin D. , Sgt Maj, 180627, USMC, 4th Marine Regt, Hq & Hq Co, USA, ... Roster of Allied Prisoners of War transported aboard the Oryoku Maru December 1944 . At the time of the attack, about 100 prisoners had already died from suffocation or dehydration during the two nights at sea. Fk-4, , Fk-4, Seattle, Washington, Granberry, Hal Clark , Lt Col, O&015358, Inf, 57th Inf Regt (PS), , USA, 1/9/45, , , , , Blackshear , Georgia, Watson, Donald J.  , Pfc, 6571406, Med, , , USA, lived, , Fk-17, , Fk-4, , , , Kentucky, Goodpasture, John A. Jr. , 1st Lt, O&320639, , V Intcp Cmd, , USA, lived, II, , , , Pasadena, California, Lee, Jesse E. , BM, 10490, , USS Quail, , USA, lived, , Fk-17, , Fk-17, , lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, buffalo, Oklahoma, Foster, William N. , Capt, O&307216, , 22nd Inf Regt (PA), , USA, 1/9/45, , , Fargo, North Dakota, Magnuson, Harry C. , Lt Col, O&15051, QMC, Mindanao Force, Zamboaga III, Takao, Fk-17, Fk-17, , Taylor, Herbert H., Lt Cmndr, 35456, USN, Cavite Naval Yard, , USA, Warner, Oklahoma, Laird, Orley A., Civilian, none, , AGO, , USA, 12/15/44, , , , , Los 1/24/45, I, , , , San Francisco, California, Bode, Carl R. , 2nd Lt, O&396738, CAC, 60th CA Regt (AA), I Btry, USA, ... Roster of Allied Prisoners of War transported aboard the Oryoku Maru December 1944 . (I think there were actually 4) for transport to different camps in Japan, However, on January 9, Enoura Maru was bombed and disabled while in harbor, killing about 350 men. 1/9/45, II, , , , Norfolk, Nebraska, Frank, Charles B. , 1st Lt, O&368542, Med, , , USA, lived, , Fk-1, , Allied prisoners of war called them “hell ships,” the requisitioned merchant vessels that the Japanese navy overloaded with POWs being relocated to internment on the Japanese Home Islands or elsewhere in the empire. Major Peterson's t estimony begins at the surrender of Corregidor and ends shortly after his liberation on May 21 st,1945.. Brundrett, George C. , Capt, O&311944, AC, 440th Ord Co (Avn), , USA, II, KMH, , , Harrodsburg, Kentucky, Rumbold, Ralph E. , Maj, O&016588, Inf, II Corps, Asst Signal, USA, Perth, West Australia, Lyon, Julian V. , 1st Lt, 6125, USMC, 4th Marine Regt, I Co 3rd Bn, USA, II, , , , Ironton, Ohio, Webb, Joseph R., Maj, O&298171, FA, 103rd Inf Regt (PA), CO, USA, 1/31/45, I, , , , Orangeburg, South Carolina, Buboltz, Walter J. , Capt, O&289091, Cav., 26th Cav Regt (PS), S-4, USA, The Oryoku Maru … , Lt (jg), 100941, USN, , , USA, 1/16/45, I, , , , Oryoku Maru left Manila on December 13, 1944, with 1,620 prisoners of war (including 1,556 American, 50 British and Dutch, 7 Czech, 4 Norwegians and several other nationalities) packed in the holds, and 1,900 Japanese civilians and military personnel in the cabins. 1/9/45, I, , , , , Michigan, Sidebottom, Arthur N. , Pfc, 19015381, Med, , , USA, 2/16/45, , KMH, , , , , , Manhattan, Kansas, Peart, Cecil J.  , PhM2C, 3932635, USN, 4th Marine Regt, Hq, USA, The Oryoku Maru left Manila on December 13, 1944, with 1,620 prisoners-of-war, mostly American and 7 Czech, packed in the holds, and 1,900 Japanese civilians and military personnel in the cabins. 4/21/45, I, Fk-3, , , , Illinois, Hunkins, Dwight True, Capt, O&022299, Inf, 31st Inf Regt (US), H Co, USA, II, Fk-1, , , Greenwood, South Carolina, Lynch, James D. , 2nd Lt, O&386884, ENG, , , USA, 2/5/45, II, Fk-1, , , 1/25/45, II, , , , Portland, Oregon, Wake, Custer E. , 2nd Lt, O&409071, AC, 20th Purs Sqdn, , USA, lived, I, 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. A reading of the trial proceedings will leave no doubt that this was and will always remain a true characterization. 1/9/45, II, , , , Perryten, Texas, Fugate, Robert B. , 1st Lt, O&405907, FA, 88th FA Regt (PS), , USA, 1/31/45, I, KMH, , , Oakland, California, Rosenthal, Herbert J.  , Lt, 63983, USN, , , USA, 1/23/45, II, , , , Fk-17, , Fk-17, Adrian, Michigan, Hase, James O. , 1st Lt, O&394987, Inf, 45th Inf Regt (PS), , USA, 1/9/45, Fk-17, New Bedford, Massachusetts, Curtiss, John Jr., Maj, O&307026, , 2nd Prov FA Gp (SPM), , USA, lived, I, Both ships reached Takao (Kaohsiung) harbor in Taiwan on New Year's Day. Beegbonn, Evert, Sgt, , Roy Neth Ind Army, , , Dutch, lived, III, Heito, , , , , Glendale, California, Jones, Henry S. "Farmer", 1st Lt, O&890096, Inf, 31st Inf Regt (US), 3rd Fk-17, , , , Nebraska, Sigrist, Henry E. , 2nd Lt, O&423254, MAC, Hosp #2, , USA, 1/9/45, , , , , 1/30/45, I, Mj-P, , , Omaha, Nebraska, Richards, Grover C. Jr., Capt, O&357933, Inf, 21st Inf Regt (PA), , USA, 12/15/44, I, , , , Racine, Wisconsin, Nagel, Edward John , Chpln 1st Lt, O&890521, Inf, 121st Inf Regt (PA), , California, Decker, Clarence E, S/Sgt, 6564657, , , , USA, 2/12/45, , KMH, , , , , Long Beach, California, Dickinson, Gordon L. , Cpl, 18019161, Med, 19th Bomb Gp (H), Hq & Hq Sqdn , , , Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, Swann, Thomas E. , S/Sgt, 6770559, AC, 19th Air Base Sqdn, , USA, 1/4/45, But the Japanese frequently transferred those prisoners well enough to work to other prison-work camps on Japan’s mainland. Montgomery, West Virginia, Hinkle, Virgil L. , Pvt, 15061753, CAC, 60th CA Regt (AA), K Btry, USA, Camminga, Joseph J., Sgt, , Roy Neth Ind Army, , , Dutch, lived, III, lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, Nampa, Idaho, Holmes, Stanley , Maj, O&019521, Inf, 33rd Inf Regt (PA), , USA, 12/15/44, 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. , , , Spruce Pine, North Carolina, Herbold, Alfred J. , 2nd Lt, O&423105, , 194th Tank Bn, , USA, 1/9/45, I, II, , , , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 2/11/45, II, Fk-1, , , Roseburg, Oregon, Black, James Eligan , Pvt, 18038652, CAC, 60th CA Regt (AA), A Btry, USA, Fk-17, Provo, Utah, Wingo, Peronneau B.  , Ens, 96200, USN, USS Napa, , USA, 1/1/45, II, Walla Walla, Washington, Costello, Richard J. Fk-4, , Fk-4, Earlville, Illinois, Nicholson, Bruce , CPhM, 3554951, USN, USS Luzon , , USA, 1/10/45, III, , Wada was sentenced to life imprisonment at hard labor. Tokyo, Japan. Fordham, Herbert F. 1/22/45, I, , , , Maspeth, New York, Marvel, William H. , 1st Lt, O&350519, AC, 27th Bomb Gp (L), Hq & Hq Sqdn, Seattle, Washington, Chalek, William D. , 1st Lt, O&396377, AC, 2nd Obsn Sqdn, , USA, lived, I, , , , Portland, Oregon, Sauer, Kenneth F. , Maj, O&293795, , USAFFE Hdq, , USA, 12/15/44, I, , , , USA, 1/9/45, I, , , , New Orleans, Louisiana, van Oosten, Adrianus Johannus, Maj, O&295502, Inf, 45th Inf Regt (PS), , Nearly 200 others were killed … The Oryoku Maru, attacked Dec. 15, 1944, was just one of about 20 such Japanese ships carrying prisoners that were sunk by Allied forces unaware they were killing their own men. USA, lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, Coker, Alabama, Adams, John P.  , Lt Col, 4, USMC, 4th Marine Regt, Hq Co 3rd Bn, Bernard, Ohio, Langdon, Benjamin B. I, , , , Bend, Oregon, Magill, William H. , 1st Lt, O&386913, , Inf (PA), , USA, 1/31/45, I, KMH, Raquette Lake, New York, Mickelson, Clayton H. , Capt, O&379323, Med, 26th Cav Regt (PS) VC, , USA, 1/23/45, I, , , , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. McGooch, David , Driver, , Roy Corps of Sig, , , British, lived, III, lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, , Missouri, Kuckie, Louis J. Jr., Pvt, 6955663, AC, 14th Bomb Sqdn, , USA, 12/20/44, , 12/15/44, I, , , , , South Carolina, Going, Roland E. , PhM1C, 3164229, USN, USNH Canacao, , USA, 1/9/45, III, , , Brooklyn, New York, Fink, Hugh H. , Capt, O&330722, QMC, , , USA, 1/25/45, II, , , , El Paso, USA, 12/15/44, I, , , , , Texas, Dawe, Harry J. , 2nd Lt, O&401480, CAC, 59th CA Regt, K Btry, USA, 1/9/45, USA, lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, Roswell, New Mexico, Charles, Robert Gordon, 2nd Lt, O&376296, CAC, 60th CA Regt (AA), K Btry, Fk-17, Fk-17, Brooklyn , New York, Long, Andrew W. �Bill�, Ens, 97088, USN, Cavite Naval Yard, , USA, lived, Manila, Philippines, Lewis, Donald D. , Cpl, 6976727, AC, 724th Ord Co (Avn), , USA, 1/9/45, , Angeles, California, Lally, Robert W. , Lt (jg), 75714, USN, Mariveles Base, Communications, 1/31/45, II, KMH, , , San Francisco, California, Murphy, Lloyd G. , Capt, O&351025, Inf, 31st Inf Regt (PA), B Co, USA, Med, USA, lived, , Fk-1, , Jinsen, Petersburg, Texas, Dieckman, John Henry , WO jg, W&2101249, AC, 19th Bomb Gp (H), Hq & Hq Jinsen, East Dubuque, Illinois, Rapp, Floyd C. , PhM3C, 3374181, USN, USNH Canacao, , USA, lived, III, 1/30/45, I, Mj-P, , , Long Beach, California, Weil, Max , Maj, O&286922, Inf, VMF, Hq, USA, 12/15/44, I, , , , , , , , Columbia, South Carolina, Benson, Gordon S. , 1st Lt, O&406706, AC, Visayan Force, ADC to CG, USA, 1/24/45, , , , , Great Falls, Montana, Pahl, Howard M. , Maj, O&018540, Inf, 72nd Inf Regt (PA), XO, USA, 1/21/45, II, , , , Patagonia, Arizona, Cummings, William T. , Chpln 1st Lt, O&890019, , Hosp #1, , USA, 1/29/45, USA, lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, Walnut Creek, California, Jennings, Edmond E. , 1st Lt, O&363097, ENG, 14th Eng Regt (PS), , USA, 2/4/45, , Fk-4, , , Tulare, California, Green, Leonard D. , T/Sgt, 6852630, Med, HDM&SB, , USA, lived, , Fk-17, , Maryland, Reinhardt, Malcolm T. Jr., Sgt, 18014458, Med, 59th CA Regt Med, Band, USA, lived, II, KMH, Fk-22, Mukden, Traverse City, Michigan, Werner, Melden V.  , Pvt, 6862140, AC, 698th Ord Co (Avn), , USA, , Fk-1, , , Clyde Park, Montana, Warner, Everett L. , Lt Col, O&125572, Inf, 14th Inf Regt (PA), Hq, USA, Bzoch, Jan V. , Civilian, none, , , , Czech, 1/9/45, , , , , . Fk-17, Tyro, Kansas, Cullen, Augustus J. , Capt, O&023162, CAC, HDM&SB, Hq & Hq Btry, USA, USA, 1/27/45, II, , , , Stoneham, Massachusetts, Darling, Gerald L. , 1st Lt, O&367967, CAC, 200th CA Regt (AA), H Btry, II, KMH, , , Hyannis, Nebraska, Kolger, Louis G. , S/Sgt, 6913611, AC, 48th Matl Sqdn, , USA, lived, , , , , , , North Carolina, Cooper, Robert G. , Capt, O&022894, CAC, 59th CA Regt, Hq, USA, 1/9/45, Surviving a shipwreck. 1/20/45, , , , , Homestead, Pennsylvania, Davis, Howard L. , Capt, 5332, USMC, 4th Marine Regt, L Co 3rd Bn, USA, , Texas, Garwick, Warren A. , Lt, 70902, USN, , , USA, 1/1/45, II, , , , Los Some died from suffocation or dehydration. 1/17/45, I, , , , Marshfield, Oregon, Chunn, Calvin E. , Capt, O&352221, , 45th Inf Regt (PS), , USA, lived, II, Co, USA, 1/10/45, , , , , , Phillipines, Search, Byron Truman , Capt, O&289046, , , , USA, 2/11/45, II, Fk-1, , , 12/15/44, III, , , , , Zwaska, Andrew B. , Maj, O&020907, Inf, II Corps, Asst G-3, USA, 1/27/45, lived, , Fk-4, , Fk-4, Terre Haute, Indiana. lived, , Fk-17, , Fk-17, Rio Hondo, Texas, Wheeler, John Z.  , Capt, O&346792, Cav., 26th Cav Regt (PS), E & F lived, I, Fk-3, , Mukden, Venice, California, Bodine, Roy L. Jr., Maj, O&020484, DENT, Hosp #2, , USA, lived, , Fk-1, , 2/23/45, I, Fk-3, , , Memphis, Tennessee, Gorkiewicz, John J. , Cpl, 13004784, CAC, 60th CA Regt (AA), D Btry, USA, Little, Samuel W. , Capt, O&314262, , Phil Dept, Hq, USA, 12/15/44, I, , , , , Manila, Philippines, Yee, Deck , Pvt, 33035580, AC, 803rd Engr Bn (Avn), , USA, 12/15/44, , , , Houston, Texas, Sheeley, Charles A. 1/9/45, II, , , , San Bernadino, California, McReynolds, Samuel M. , Capt, O&019089, , HDM&SB, Hq & Hq Btry (CO), USA, 9 May 1947. I, , , , Post Falls, Idaho, Eichlin, Herbert Henry Jr., Capt, O&022118, Inf, 31st Inf Regt (US), L Co, I, , , , , Pennsylvania, Perkins, George T. , Maj, O&20468, DENT, Phil Div, Dental Surgeon, USA, Omaha, Nebraska, Noyes, Stanley E. , Pfc, 19012246, Med, , , USA, lived, , Fk-1, , Jinsen, 1/9/45, , , , , , Nebraska, Wernitznig, Edward R. , Maj, O&020505, Inf, 57th Inf Regt (PS) , , USA, Of the original 1619 men that boarded the Oryoku Maru, on December 15, 1944, only 459 POWs survived the trip to Japan. The Oryoku Maru POW transport 'Hell Ship' which took Frank from Singapore to Japan . III, , , , , Massachusetts, Black, Cecil , Sgt, 6260154, CAC, 59th CA Regt, A Btry, USA, 1/27/45, , , I, , , , Warren, Ohio, Genung, Russell W. , Capt, O&290077, DENT, Station Hosp Ft Mills , DC, 2/21/45, I, Fk-3, , , , Wisconsin, Sherwood, Lloyd E. , 1st Lt, O&890086, QMC, , , USA, lived, I, Fk-3, , Jr., 2nd Lt, O&413561, AC, 17th Purs Sqdn, , USA, lived, II, Francisco, California, Carlson, Monroe O. , Civilian, none, , , , USA, 1/25/45, , , , , Gunnison, Massachussetts, Royal, Thomas A.  , Pvt, 18020429, Med, 5th Air Base Gp, Hq & Hq Sqdn 12/15/44, , , , , San Francisco, California, Jimerson, Harold A. , Capt, O&225802, CAC, , , USA, 2/4/45, II, KMH, , , lived, III, Fk-17, , Fk-17, Hannibal, Missouri, Gordon, Jack B. Jr., Ens, 97687, USN, , , USA, 12/15/44, I, , , , , Fk-4, , Fk-4, Detroit, Michigan, Bansley, Donald E. , PhM1C, 2124309, USN, 4th Marine Regt, , USA, 1/19/45, KMH, , , Portland, Oregon, Keating, Dean R. , 1st Lt, O&366983, CAC, 92nd CA Regt (PS), H Btry, USA, lists whether the men survived, and if not, marks the best estimate of the USA, 1/25/45, II, , , , Waltham, Massachussetts, Irons, Arthur Letcher  , Maj  (DDS), O&016526, DENT, Hosp #2, , Fk-3, , Mukden, Portsmouth, Virginia, Taylor, Clarence M. , CBM, 83478, USN, Cavite Naval Yard, Receiving Sta, Elbert , West Virginia, Lackey, Marvin T. , Pfc, 18050008, CAC, 59th CA Regt, K Btry, USA, 2/1/45, lived, , Fk-4, , Fk-4, Rutland, North Dakota, Grover, Kenneth , Sgt, 6823793, Med, , , USA, lived, , Fk-1, , Jinsen, , British, 4/12/45, III, Heito, , Taihoku-6, Westcliffe-on-Sea, Essex, , , , , Illinois, Quinland, John L. , Pvt, 19054511, AC, 440th Ord Co (Avn), , USA, 1/9/45, NOT copy this page and present the information on any other website or Jersey, Pearsall, Lester J. Jr., 2nd Lt, O&430467, AC, 2nd Obsn Sqdn, , USA, 1/1/45, , , , , St. Pau;, Minnesota, Miranda, Fred T. , Cpl, 19000453, Med, , , USA, lived, , Fk-1, , Jinsen, 3/11/45, II, Fk-1, , , Pasadena, California, Calvert, Wilbert A. , Capt, O&365221, CAC, 60th CA Regt (AA), A Btry, USA, 12/15/44, I, , , , , Ohio, Ramsey, Kenneth William, 1st Lt, O&373560, CAC, 60th CA Regt (AA), M Btry, 3/6/45, I, Fk-3, , , Wilmington, Delaware, Williams, John W.  , Pfc, 14022832, Med, MAC, , USA, 1/18/45, , , , , , , , Greenville, South Carolina, Glowacki, John B. , 1st Sgt, 6574043, Inf, 31st Inf Regt (US), , USA, to Subic Bay. Richmond, Virginia, Golden, Leo Bernice Jr., 2nd Lt, O&412104, AC, 21st Purs Sqdn, , USA, Some died from suffocation or dehydration. lived, I, Fk-3, , Mukden, Pullman, Washington, Peets, George H. Jr., Capt, O&286051, Inf, 31st Inf Regt (US), K Co, USA, 12/15/44, I, , , , Hayfield, Minnesota, Hook, Albert H. , 2nd Lt, O&423104, , 194th Tank Bn, , USA, 1/23/45, I, , 4/21/45, II, Fk-1, , , Harrodsberg, Kentucky, Price, Finnie B. Jr., Pvt, 14040465, CAC, 59th CA Regt, E Btry, USA, 12/22/44, I, , , , , Texas. California, Brooke, George Magruder, Cmndr, 3400, USN, USS Luzon, , USA, 2/28/45, II, Group I was loaded into the rear hold, Group III, KMH, , , , Tennessee, Edwards, John O. , Pvt, 32033191, AC, 724th Ord Co, , USA, 12/15/44, , , , West Missoula, Montana, Puckett, Vernon F. , CMM, 3804068, USN, , , USA, 1/9/45, , , , , Houston, Depth: 22m. lived, II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, Downey, California, Cleveland, Arthur V. , Chpln Capt, O&268279, CAC, 59th CA Regt, Chaplain, The prisoners were packed into the holds of the ship, below decks. , , , , , Delaware, Gorski, Alexander A. R. , Ens, 95770, USNR, Inshore Patrol, Net Depot 1/27/45, II, , , , Bismark, North Dakota, Murphy, Louis F. , Capt, O&374794, Inf, 45th Inf Regt (PS), , USA, 2/3/45, 12/15/44, I, , , , Casper, Wyoming, Gomes, Abel O. , CPhM, 2042261, USN, USNH Canacao, , USA, 1/23/45, III, , Oryoku Maru. , Oakland, California, Newell, Fred R. , Lt (jg), 78680, USN, USS MaryAnne, , USA, 1/22/45, II, , , Wisconsin, Girzi, Edward E. , 1st Lt, O&301159, FA, 91st FA Regt (PA), , USA, 1/9/45, III, , , , Fort Worth, Texas, Hatton, Alvin R. , Pfc, 19014650, CAC, 59th CA Regt, G Btry, USA, Fk-4, , Fk-4, Ged, Louisiana, Harrington, William B. , Lt, 99051, USNR, 16th Naval Distr, Cmdt's Office, Louisiana, Weaber, Ivan John  , Capt, O&248617, CAC, , , USA, 1/30/45, II, Mj-P, II, , , , , Wisconsin, Scrivener, Willis A. , Capt, O&356082, CAC, 60th CA Regt (AA), Hq, USA, Coordinates: .mw-parser-output .geo-default,.mw-parser-output .geo-dms,.mw-parser-output .geo-dec{display:inline}.mw-parser-output .geo-nondefault,.mw-parser-output .geo-multi-punct{display:none}.mw-parser-output .longitude,.mw-parser-output .latitude{white-space:nowrap}14°48′48″N 120°17′06″E / 14.813201°N 120.284961°E / 14.813201; 120.284961 (Oryoku Maru (guess)), Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Chronological List of Japanese Merchant Vessel Losses", The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936–1945, First Into Nagasaki: The Censored Eyewitness Dispatches on Post-Atomic Japan and Its Prisoners of War, http://kevinhamdorfphotography.com/new%20images%20april%202008.htm, http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/subic-bay-dive-site/#Subic_Bay_Dive_Site_SS_Oryoku_Maru_The_Hellship, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ōryoku_Maru&oldid=995925629, World War II shipwrecks in the Pacific Ocean, Underwater diving sites in the Philippines, Articles containing Japanese-language text, Articles needing additional references from October 2017, All articles needing additional references, All articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases, Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from October 2017, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. USA, 1/20/45, , , , , St. Louis, Missouri, Koster, Peter , Maj, O&890404, , Phil Div, Hq, USA, 12/14/44, I, , , , San USA, 1/10/45, , , , , Okmulgee, Oklahoma, Leader, Albert W. , Pfc, 6573338, AC, 28th Matl Sqdn, , USA, 1/9/45, , , , 1/7/45, II, , , , Tacoma, Washington, Ross, Leslie G. , Maj, O&017161, CAC, 60th CA Regt (AA), 3rd Bn-CO, USA, 12/15/44, I, , , , Rochester, New York, Petritz, George K. , Ens, 97128, USN, USS Fisheries II, , USA, lived, I, , 1/25/45, II, , , , Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, Wynkoop, Hueston Richard "Bish", Maj, O&020790, Inf, II Corps, Asst G-2, lived, I, Fk-3, , Mukden, maywood, Illinois, Merritt, Grady  M. , Pfc, 6860431, , 59th CA Regt , D Btry, USA, USA, lived, , Fk-4, , Fk-4, Grafton, West Virginia, Johnson, Bernard W. , Pvt, 35020992, , 192nd Tank Bn, B Co, USA, 12/15/44, Seattle, Washington, Grant, Frederick Arthur, L/Cpl, 5832618, British Army, Camb'shire Regt, , Frankgate, Nicholas , Cpl, 2369405, Roy Corps of Sig, , , British, lived, Arizona, Burns, Virgil P.  , S/Sgt, 6893871, Med, Station Hosp Ft Mills, , �Carl�, 2nd Lt, O&418177, AC, 3rd Purs Sqdn, , USA, , San Francisco, California, Ordun, Maurice Bernard , 1st Lt, O&890375, Inf, 121st Inf Regt (PA), , Florida, Tenney, Elmer C. , Pfc, 11013754, AC, , , USA, lived, , Fk-17, , Fk-17, II, , , , Bridgeport, Connecticut, Guyon, Charles A. O., CSF, 2227755, USN, USS Canopus, , USA, 1/9/45, , , , Sector, USA, 1/7/45, I, , , , San Antonio, Texas, Prickett, William F. , Capt, 5636, USMC, 4th Marine Regt, Hq, USA, lived, 1/21/45, , , , , Fort Worth , Texas, Hall, Lee H. , 2nd Lt, O&427337, AC, 30th Bomb Sqdn  , , USA, In commemoration of the sinking of Japanese transport Oryoku Maru by Task Force 38, this week’s webpage of the week is The Japanese “Hell Ships” of World War II page. III, Fk-17, , Fk-17, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Haines, Luey E. , Cpl, 18049923, CAC, 59th CA Regt, D Btry, USA, 1/9/45, , Texas, Teem, Linzia C. , CTM, 2675942, USN, USS Canopus, , USA, 1/2/45, , , , , , van Tiwel, Jacob, Pvt, , Roy Neth Marines, , , Dutch, 12/23/44, III, , , , Btry, USA, lived, I, Fk-3, , Mukden, Dallas, Texas, Hammond, Homer H. , T/Sgt, 6755430, AC, 19th Bomb Gp (H), Hq & Hq Sqdn, Junction City, Kansas, Gardner, Louis K. Jr. "Mo", S/Sgt, 6281514, , , , USA, 3/1/45, , Fk-4, , , Angeles, California. II, Fk-1, , , Grand Forks, North Dakota, Murphy, William, CSM, 2866686, USN, , , USA, 12/22/44, , , , , , Fk-17, , Fk-17, Birmingham, Alabama, Maxwell, Winston R. , Maj, O&018223, AC, 724th Ord Co (Avn), , USA, Only 550 of the over 900 who sailed from Taiwan were still alive; 150 more men died in Japan, Taiwan, and Korea in the following months, leaving only 403 survivors of the original 1,620 to be liberated from camps in Kyushu, Korea, Manchuria, and Taiwan in August and September 1945. 2/27/45, I, KMH, , , Chanute, Kansas, Barry, Daniel J. , Capt, O&225707, FA, 24th FA Regt (PS), , USA, 1/16/45, Only 490 of the original 1,619 survived. , Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Murphey, William W. , Lt Col, O&009803, FA, 24th FA Regt (PS), , 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. Fk-1, , Jinsen, Detroit, Michigan, Golden, Francis X.P. I, , , , Ann Arbor, Michigan, Donnewald, Richard B. , 2nd Lt, O&421739, AC, 16th Bomb Sqdn, , USA, Between them, some 2,700 prisoners were killed. 014.13. USA, 1/9/45, , , , , naches, Washington, Gregory, Robert K. , 2nd Lt, O&890127, Inf, , , USA, 1/23/45, I, , , , III, , , , Dover, New Hampshire, Henson, Lewis H. , Pfc, 14009498, Med, 91st Bomb Sqdn, Med, USA, 1/9/45, , USA, 1/26/45, I, , , , Mora, New Mexico, Melvin, Jack L. , 2nd Lt, O&953160, FA, 23rd Inf Regt (PA), , USA, , Fk-1, , Jinsen, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, Saalman, Otis Edward �Paul�, 1st Lt, O&348986, Inf, 57th Inf Regt (PS), , II, Fk-1, , Jinsen, Denver, Colorado, Johnson, Martin L. , Cpl, 6273044, Inf, 31st Inf Regt (US), C Co, USA, II, , , , Port Clinton, Ohio, Burke, Joseph L. , 2nd Lt, O&411686, AC, 3rd Purs Sqdn, , USA, 1/9/45, II, USA, 1/14/45, , , , , Heavener, Oklahoma, Blackledge, William C. , Capt, O&256760, , Inf, , USA, 2/1/45, II, KMH, , On Dec. 15, 1944, Alvan was on board an unmarked prisoner transport ship, the Oryoku Maru, being moved from Manila when it was bombed and sunk in Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands. Fk-17, , , , Kentucky, Bell, Joseph S. , Lt Col, O&231007, AC, 5th Air Base Gp, Hq & Hq Sqdn, About 270 died aboard ship. Aircraft from the USS Hornet sighted the Oryoku Maru on December 14, 1944 as it moved north along the west coast of Bataan Peninsula and attacked it many times that day. II, , , , Bow, Kentucky, Turner, Harry L. , 2nd Lt, O&358967, CAC, 60th CA Regt (AA), , USA, , , Philippines, Moss, Edwin B. , Pfc, 18063209, Med, Hosp #1, , USA, lived, , Fk-1, , , Jinsen, Peublo, Colorado, Fansler, Carl G. , 2nd Lt, O&890243, Inf, 53rd Inf Regt (PA), , USA, 1/21/45, I, , , , Chicago, Illinois, Kurvers, Harold G., Pvt, 37026126, Med, 194th Tank Bn, Med Det, USA, 4/26/45, I, KMH, Fk-22, , , North Carolina, Smyth, Thaddeus E. , Lt Col, O&016232, , 194th Tank Bn, , USA, 3/4/45, II, 2nd Bn, USA, 1/7/45, I, , , , Portland, Oregon, Ganahl, Joseph , Lt Col, O&016854, FA, 24th FA Regt (PS), , USA, 2/3/45, , Washington, Kellogg, Mont C. , 1st Lt, O&890222, , , , USA, 2/11/45, II, Fk-1, , , 1/20/45, II, , , , Orange, Massachusetts, Aschenbrenner, Reinholdt , Pfc, 286073, USMC, 4th Marine Regt, Marine Air 12/15/44, I, , , , denver, Colorado, Montgomery, Alton L. , Cpl, 38012071, CAC, 200th CA Regt (AA), H Btry, British, 4/9/45, III, Takao, Fk-17, , Glasgow, Scotland, Mosher, Roy , Capt, O&890452, , Phil Dept, QM Depot, USA, 12/15/44, I, , , USA, 1/9/45, , , , , San Francisco, California, Roy, George D. , Civilian, none, , , , USA, 12/15/44, , , , , Worchester, Lafayette, Indiana, Gagnon, Augustin R. , MM1C, 2123555, , USS Canopus, , USA, lived, , Fk-17, 12/15/44, I, , , , Sacramento, California, Snyder, Robert C. , Pfc, 289965, USMC, 4th Marine Regt, B Co 1st Bn, USA, Nearly 200 others were killed in the bombing or shot in the water as they tried to escape. , , , Rhode Island, Coulter, Harley W. , Pfc, 6922613, , 192nd Tank Bn, B Co, USA, 1/26/45, 1/23/45, , , , , Phoenix, Arizona, Espy, Cecil J.  Jr, Lt, 81832, USN, Cavite Naval Yard, , USA, Noto Maru carried 1,135 American POWs to Japan in Aug 1944. 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