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Oryuku Maru

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    Those known to have been held in or employed at

    Oryuku Maru

    during the Second World War 1939-1945.

    • Anderson Donald Raymond. Pvt.
    • Backhaus Herman Fred.
    • Biddy Floyd Acey. Pfc.
    • Brownell Theodore A. Richard. Chief Y
    • Buchanan Ralph Hampton. Pvt.
    • Bullock Orlinza Appleton. Pvt.
    • Butler Edwin James. Pfc. (d.7 February 1945)
    • Caldwell Ray R.. Pvt
    • Carrizales Raymond Gonzales. Pvt.
    • Clarke Thomas. Pte.
    • Coburn Deas Alexander. PhM/2c
    • Costello Richard James. Cpl.
    • Crews Jeremiah Valentine. Medic.Phar.
    • Crowell George Wyman. PhMlFC.
    • Crupper Charles Glenn. Pvt.
    • Curtis George Lester.
    • Derrick William Taft. PhM/1C
    • Dessauer Wiley John. Pvt.
    • Di Charles. Ctm.
    • Dodson Merrill Eugene. PhM3/C.
    • Dudley Floyd Joy. Sgt.
    • Ferrell Harold M.. WO
    • Fong Tim Gwey. (d.2 Feb 1945)
    • Frankgate Nicholas. Cpl. This page is new, as yet no names have been submitted.

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    George Lester Curtis

    My Great Uncle, George Curtis (1893-1971) was captured on Corregidor and imprisoned at Old Bilibid Prison (Manila) and Cabanatuan in the Philippines, shipped to Japan on the notorious hell ships Oryoku Maru and Brazil Maru, and imprisoned again at the Otuma Camp #17 from the 31st of January 1945 until the capitulation of the Japanese. He was a civilian, contracted to work on communications around airfields on Bataan as the American defences there crumbled in early 1942. He served in WW1 in the US Army in France and was cited for bravery by the American command and also received the French Croix de Guerre.

    Michael Doty

    Pvt. Donald Raymond Anderson 31st Inf Regt (US) Hq. (Polar Bears)

    POW Camp Fukuoka 17 in Japan and was a Survivor of the Hell Ship the Oryoku Maru.


    Chief Y Theodore A. Richard Brownell USS Canopus

    Survivor of the Oryoku Maru and a POW in Camp Fukuoka 17 in Japan

    Pvt. Ralph Hampton Buchanan 194th Tank Bn HQ Co Infantry

    POW Camp Fukuoka 17 in Japan and a Survivor of the Oryoku Maru.

    Pvt. Orlinza Appleton Bullock CAC 59th CA Regt. E Battery Coast Guards

    POW Camp Fukuoka 17 in Japan and Survivor of the Oryoku Maru

    Pfc. Edwin James Butler Medical Detachment, Corregidor (d.7 February 1945)

    Died in POW Camp Fukuoka 17 in Japan and was a Survivor of the Hell Ship the Oryoku Maru.

    Pvt Ray R. Caldwell CAC 60th CA Regt (AA) K Btry K Coast Artillery Corps

    POW Camp Fukuoka 17 in Japan and survivor of the Oryoku Maru

    Pvt. Raymond Gonzales Carrizales Sternberg General Hospital, Manila. Medical Corps

    Raymond Gonzales Callizales, Private (Medic.)18043889, US Army Medical Corps. Unit served at was the Medical Department, Sternberg General Hospital, Manila, Phillipines. He was captured and survived the Oryoku Maru Hell Ship following which he was interned at the POW Camp Fukuoka 17 in Japan.

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    Pte. Thomas Clarke

    Medic.Phar. Jeremiah Valentine Crews

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    PhMlFC. George Wyman Crowell USNH Canacao

    PhM/1C William Taft Derrick Cavite Yale Yard - Dispensary

    William Derrick was a survivor of the Oryoku Maru and POW at Camp Fukuoka 17 in Japan.

    S B Flynn

    WO Harold M. "Gunner" Ferrell D Co. 1st Battalion 4th Marines

    Harold Ferrell was a survivor of the Oryoku Maru and POW in Camp Fukuoka 17 in Japan and transferred to POW camp in Manchuria

    Cpl. Nicholas Frankgate Royal Corps of Signals

    Nicholas Frankgate was a survivor of the Oryoku Maru and was held POW in Camp Fukuoka 17 in Japan.

    S B Flynn

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