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||OMORI No. 8
(TOKYO Camp, OMORI-KU IRIARAI KILA)
139*44'30"E. (AMS L774)
assigned by Japanese:
||This camp is
on an artificial island east of OMORI Station, connected to the
TOKYO-YOKOHAMA road by a wooden bridge 200 meters long.
Industrial installations are situated on either side at a
distance of 500 to 1000 meters.
||The island is
1237' x 330'; the stockade, 500' x 300', is on the north end of
the island. Other areas being reclaimed nearby. There are 18
buildings of wood construction in the stockade; these are
surrounded by a wall three meters high. Trenches have been dug
to serve as air-raid shelters.
|611 on 19
British - 20 officers
44 non-commissioned officers
American - 65 officers
110 non-commissioned officers
Australians - 7 officers
1 non-commissioned officers
Others - 7 officers
6 non-commissioned officers
30 prisoners are employed
outside the camp as operators of factory engines or shops.
The Japanese Army
had a policy of separating downed American fliers from the other Prisoners of
Their reason for doing this was that they did not want longtime POWs to
how badly the war was going for Japan.
News WWII Newsletter from WWII with info from
several POW camps