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    Omori POW Camp Tokyo Metropolis | Honshū Japan
Location
Omori POW Camp was constructed on a man-made island in Tokyo Bay at Omori-ku, Iriarai-machi near Tokyo in Japan. Also known as "Omori Camp", Omori Headquarters Camp" or "Tokyo Base Camp #1" or "Tokyo Main Camp".

Construction
Omori Camp was built on a man made island surrounded by Tokyo Bay. The camp was built by labor from Shinagawa Camp and completed by July 20, 1943.

Wartime History
Operated by the Japanese as a POW Camp for Allied prisoners of war. Known to the Japanese as Tokyo Base Camp #1, Tokyo Main Camp (Omori) or Nippon Tsuun. Also known as Omori prisoner camp. After Japan's surrender the Omori was liberated in September 1945.

American Prisoners of War (POW) interred at Omori Camp
Lt(jg) Charles V. August pilot F6F Hellcat 71441 force landed January 4, 1945, liberated
Major Williston M. Cox pilot B-25D 41-30118 ditched August 5, 1943, liberated
SSgt Francis L. Mc Eowen gunner B-25C 42-53354 crashed September 11, 1943, liberated
LCDR David A. Hurt captain USS Perch SS-176 captured March 1, 1942 iberated
Sgt Olinto F. Lodovici tail gunner B-29 "Haley's Comet" 42-24616 crashed January 27, 1945
Col Marion D. Unruh pilot B-24D "Pretty Prairie Special" 41-24186 arrived February 17, 1944 later to Rokuroshi
2nd Lt. Jack K. Wisener bombardier B-17F "Georgia Peach 41-24454 arrived late 1943, liberated
1st Lt. Louis Zamperini bombardier B-24D "Green Hornet" 41-24212 from Ofuna Sept 1944 until February 1945
Captain George K. O'Neil observer B-24J 44-40783 Sept 1944, liberated

References
Mansell - Omori - Tokyo Base Camp #1

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019

 

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