Unit Roster/Camp Sequence

 

North China Marines captured 8 Dec 1941 at Peking, Tientsin, and Chinwangtao.

HQ is HeadQuarters Company, A is A Company, B is B Company

Company info applies to Peking only.  Tientsin had C and D Companies, and a HeadQuarters Company, but I do not have complete information as to who was in which company. It is not really important as the men were frequently transferred from one company to another. Some of them spent time at Peking, Tientsin, and Chinwangtao.

( NARA) means according to info in NARA files (National Archives). Some information here contradicts NARA files, but only when I know they are inaccurate. For example:  NARA files list almost all NCM in Fukuoka 3-B as being in Fukuoka #1 (Pine Tree Camp). They simply were not there. This mistake is probably due to the confusion of debriefing upon their recovery.  NARA files also list all those NCM who were in the Hokkaido camps in Japan as being recovered from Kiangwan in China. This is a very serious error. When I asked NARA how to correct these records they said they did not correct records, only made them available for research.

There were 140 men in Peking, 48 in Tientsin, and 15 in Chinwangtao. This included 12 Marine and 3 Navy officers and 177 Marine and 11 Navy enlisted ranks. These figures do not include the one Marine officer who arranged his own release and was repatriated to the US in the fall of 1943 as a civilian (McCaulley).

Those POWs who were sent to Fukuoka 3-B, which is on the island of Kyushu, left Woosung on or about 1 Nov 42 and remained at Fukuoka 3-B until the end of the war. The entire Fukuoka camp was moved to a different location but was still the same camp with the POWs being forced to work in the same Yawata steel mills.

 Woosung was closed down in Dec of 1942 and the entire POW population marched to the nearby camp of Kiangwan.

Those POWs who were sent to Osaka or Kawasaki camps, on the island of Honshu, left Kiangwan in Aug 1943. About May 1945 many of these camps were burned out or closed down as the result of the Tokyo area fire bombings. Most of these POWs were then transferred to camps on the west coast such as Niigata, Naoetsu, and Rokuroshi. A few went to Sendai #7 and Sendai # 9-B.

Kiangwan was closed down in May of 1945. The entire POW population (with the exception of about 25 too sick or injured to make the trip-see the Fengtai report) was sent on its way to Japan. They stayed at a makeshift camp in Fengtai near Peking for about a month, then went on to Pusan, Korea for a few days. They arrived in Japan in late Jun 1945. The majority of the military POWs were sent to the Hakodate camps on the northern island of Hokkaido. They remained there until rescue in Sep 1945. 

There is a little confusion as to who was in which of the Hakodate camps of Akabira and Utashinai. Rescue rosters and memories don't always agree. The camps were only a few miles apart and after the surrender men would visit each other at the different camps. It may very well be an individual was held at Akabira but was at Utashinai at the time of rescue-or vice versa. It is not really that important. They arrived the first week of July at both camps and left in mid September from both camps. 

 

Rescue dates: Omori - 29 Aug 45, Naoetsu - 5 Sep 45, Niigata - 5 Sep 45, Rokuroshi - 8 Sep 45, Sendai # 7 and # 11 - 12 Sep 45, Fukuoka 3-B - 15 Sep 45, Hakodate camps - 15 Sep 45.

When the last camp listed is repeated (such as Hakodate #3 Hakodate # 3) that means that is where information shows they were at time of rescue. No repeat means the camp they were rescued from is unknown at this time.  

Last Name, First, Rank, Serial #, Captured at, POW camp sequence, Camp at Rescue


ADAMS WILLIAM L. PFC 269733 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Fukuoka #3 Fukuoka #3
AKERS IRVING M CPL 266385 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka, Naoetsu
ALLEN WALTER C PFC 272054 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Fukuoka #3 Fukuoka #3
ANDERSON ALLISON L PFC 273921 Peking/B Co Woosung, Fukuoka #3 Fukuoka #3
ANDERSON WILLIS W CPL 262648 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka
ANDRESSEN ARNOLD CPL 264170 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
ARMSTRONG ROBERT L CPL 235100 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
ARMSTRONG WADE H PFC 279915 Peking/B Co Woosung, Fukuoka #3 Fukuoka #3
ASHURST WILLIAM W COL O28 Peking/CO Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #4 Hakodate #4
BATTLES CONNIE G CPL 270953 Peking/A Co Woosung, Ward Road Jail escape info
BEAVERS JOHN PFC 276361 Peking/B Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Kawasaki
BECKER ROBERT C PFC 279798 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #2 Hakodate #2
BEEMAN GERALD CPL 267434 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #2 Hakodate #2
BEESON DARRELL M PFC 278470 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #2 Hakodate #3
BENNETT RAYMOND O PFC 271628 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #2 Hakodate #2
BENNISON ELROY L PFC 266271 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
BENSON BENJAMIN R Sgt Fld Cook 273484 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
BENTON WILLIE L PFC 272516 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
BERG NORMAN J SGT 264339 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Fukuoka #3 Fukuoka #3
BIGGS CHESTER M Jr PFC 276355 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
BISHOP JACK R PLT SGT 238038 Chinwangtao Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
BLACK LOY J Navy PhM 1st 3416143 Peking Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Sendai # 11 Sendai #11
BLAHUTA ALVIN H CPL 276573 Peking/B Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
BOYDEN WILLIAM H PFC 287926 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
BRADSHAW A Z CPL 240354 Peking/B Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
BRAWDY IRA M PFC Field Music 284013 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
BRIGHAM WILLIAM J PFC 282064 Peking/B Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka, Naoetsu Naoetsu
BRIMMER CHARLES W CPL 243341 Peking/A Co Woosung, Ward Road Jail escape info
BROWN FRED PFC 278739 Chinwangtao Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
BROWN HAROLD P CPL 269594 Peking/B Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Kawasaki, Niigata Niigata
BROWN LUTHER A MAJOR O3815 Tientsin/CO Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #4 Hakodate #4
BUCHER CARROLL CPL Field Music 275143 Peking/HQ Co died Woosung 28-Aug-42
BUNN DOUGLAS A PFC 273996 Peking/B Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Ward Road Jail, Military Internment Camp-Peking, Military Internment Camp-Peking see notes
CALLIS JAMES A TSGT Supply Sgt 221657 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #2 Hakodate #2
CARLSON AUGUST W WO QMclerk 7086 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #2 Hakodate #2
CARPENTER THOMAS R PLT SGT 236621 Peking/B Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #2 Hakodate #2
CARSON MORRIS A PFC 276700 Peking/B Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Kawasaki, Niigata Niigata
CASH HOLLAND PLT SGT 196916 Peking/A Co Woosung, died Kiangwan 18-Nov-44
CASTLETON JOHN V Navy PhM 1st 3558168 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
CASTOR MELVIN H PFC 269024 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka
CHAMBERS PHILIP S PFC 266131 Peking/B Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
CHITTENDEN WILLIAM H CPL 276245 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Kawasaki, Niigata Niigata
CIARRACHI VICTOR F SGT 266730 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
CLARK KENNETH R PFC 260223 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka, Naoetsu Naoetsu
CLARK RUSSELL P SGT 246035 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka, Sendai 9-B, Sendai 9-B
CLIMIE JAMES F CAPT O4869 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #4 Hakodate #4
COLE JAMES HECTOR PFC 280867 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
CRAFTS GLENN F CPL 266550 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
CREWS T G CPL 266722 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
CROTEAU EDGAR A PFC 281533 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka
DARR CHARLES H TSgtChfCook 266346 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #2 Hakodate #2
DAVIS HERMAN Navy PhM 3rd 2236246 Chinwangtao Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Sendai #11 Sendai # 11
DAVIS JACK SGT MAJ 189845 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #2 Hakodate #2
DAVIS KENNETH W PFC 274063 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
DAVISON ARTHUR C CPL 258541 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
DAWSON JASPER F PFC 270073 Peking/B Co Woosung, Fukuoka #3 Fukuoka #3
DEDMON THEODORE R CPL 223029 Chinwangtao Woosung, Kiangwan, Military Internment Camp-Peking, Military Internment Camp-Peking
DEES WILLIAM J PFC 280020 Peking/B Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka, Naoetsu Naoetsu
DIETZ CECIL M SGT MAJ 155076 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
DITEWIG WILBUR E PFC 268229 Peking/B Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
DOBSON ROY A SGT 275484 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
ECCLES RAYMOND E W SSGT 241969 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
ELLIS CLIFFORD L GUN SGT 214445 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
ELLISON JOHN H CPL 265558 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka
ELVESTAD HENRY A SSGT 242331 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Fukuoka #3 Fukuoka #3
ENGLER IRVING J CPL 268108 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Kawasaki, Omori Omori
ESTEP NORMAN R PFC 270225 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
EVANS GLENN G PFC 282364 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
FITZGERALD BERNARD J PFC 270873 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka, Naoetsu Naoetsu
FOLEY WILLIAM T Navy Lt M.D. 79275 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Sendai #11 Sendai # 11
FOSTER ABNER E MSGT 141984 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
FOUCHE CHANDLER E CPL 256329 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Fukuoka #3 Fukuoka #3
FOX EDWIN S Navy PhM 1st 3717192 Peking Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
FREHR JOSEPH J PFC 273898 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka, Naoetsu Naoetsu
FREIBERGER WALTER E PFC 280154 Peking/B Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Kawasaki, Sendai 7, Sendai 7
GAFF MAX S CPL 273554 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka
GENTRY MARK N PFC 279743 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka, Kobe Kobe #2
GESSNER MAURICE E PFC 276255 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #2 Hakodate #2
GLAZE JAMES E PFC 280639 Peking/B Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
GOLDMAN LUTHER E PFC 272323 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
GOUDY RALPH H PFC 273116 Peking/B Co Woosung, Kiangwan died Kawasaki 12-Mar-44
GRAY MARTIN L Cpl Field Music 281021 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Fukuoka #3 Fukuoka #3
GRIFFIN EARL D PFC 273482 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
GUYNN MARION PFC 265847 Tientsin Woosung, Fukuoka #3 Fukuoka #3
HALL ELLSION K Navy CHPhM 2651553 Peking Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
HALL RICHARD T PFC 273991 Chinwangtao Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka
HABERMAN ROBERT PFC 275598 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #2 Hakodate #2
HARBISON LEONARD S PFC 272979 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #2 Hakodate #2
HARDWAY JAMES E CPL 265079 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #2 Hakodate #2
HARMON JACK B PFC 265714 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #2 Hakodate #2
HAUGO MORRIS F SGT 252181 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka
HESTER JAMES R CAPT O4460 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #4 Hakodate #4
HINKLE JAMES E PFC 274935 Chinwangtao Woosung, Kiangwan, Kawasaki, Omori, Omori
HIRSCHKAMP GEORGE PFC 271109 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #2
HOFFMAN HAROLD A CPL 275355 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Fukuoka #3 Fukuoka #3
HORNSBY JACK C PFC 268086 Peking/B Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka, Ichioka stadium hospital??, Naoetsu Naoetsu
HOWARD WILLIAM H SGT 241644 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Fukuoka #3 Fukuoka #3
HUIZENGA RICHARD M 2nd LT O5950 Chinwangtao Woosung, Kiangwan escape info
HUMPHREY THOMAS S PFC 278976 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka
HUNT WILLIAM S Navy PhM 1st 3810783 Peking Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Sendai #11 Sendai #11
JARRET ELMER P SSGT 220489 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #2 Hakodate #2
JESSE JOHN A PFC 267752 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Lincoln Avenue Civilian Camp Shanghai, Lincoln Avenue Civilian Camp Shanghai (he never left China)
JOHNSON EARL R NavyHspApp 1st 2016465 Peking Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Sendai #11 Sendai #11
JONES JOEL CPL 262819 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Fukuoka #3 Fukuoka #3
KAHL WILLIAM A SGT 243842 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #2 Hakodate #2
KEITH ROBERT V CPL 268512 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka
KELLY BERNARD F CPL 264858 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #2 Hakodate #2
KILLEBREW WILLIAM E SGT 258471 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, died Fukuoka #3 10 Feb 44
KIRK TERENCE S CPL 260583 Chinwangtao Woosung, Fukuoka #3 Fukuoka #3
KIRKPATRICK EDWARD CPL 275602 Tientsin Woosung, Fukuoka #3 Fukuoka #3
KOSSYTA FRANK J SGT 269981 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
LADY DENNIS G CPL 244160 Tientsin Woosung, Fukuoka #3 Fukuoka #3
LAREAU ROBERT A CPL 268217 Chinwangtao Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka, Naoetsu Naoetsu
LARSON ERNEST T PFC Field Music 275603 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka, Naoetsu Naoetsu
LEASE RAYMOND A PFC 276210 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan died Kawasaki 31-Dec-44
LEE WILLIAM A ChMarGunner O5052 Chinwangtao Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #4 Hakodate #4
LEON ANTONIO TSGT Chief Cook 266725 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #2 Hakodate #2
LEPPERT ROY W PFC 268718 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
LINDSEY GEORGE G CPL 266252 Peking/A Co Woosung, Fukuoka #3 Fukuoka #3
LITZ EUGENE H PFC 262284 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Kawasaki, Sendai 7, Sendai 7
LOGAN EMIT F PFC 265072 Peking/B Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka, Naoetsu Naoetsu
LUDLOW CHARLES C PFC 281464 Chinwangtao Woosung, Kiangwan, Kawasaki, Niigata Niigata
LUSK THOMAS V PFC 271990 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #2 Hakodate #2
MacDONALD EDWARD L SGT 244624 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #2 Hakodate #2
MARSHALL DONALD R CPL 269696 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka escape info
MATTHEWS RAYMOND L PFC 268802 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka
McBRAYER JAMES D 2nd LT O5927 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan escape info
McCARTHY ROY E PFC 280622 Chinwangtao Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
McCAULLEY EDWIN P MAJOR not a POW Peking/HQ Co arranged release from Woosung as civilian repatriated Sep 1943
McFARLAND GEORGE W SGT 247926 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
McLEOD WILFRED N CPL 231060 Chinwangtao Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
McMAHON RONALD O PFC 278018 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Kawasaki, Niigata Niigata
McSHANE GEORGE L PFC 280623 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Kawasaki, Niigata Niigata
MELTON OLIVER S CPL 259344 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka
MILLER FRANK 1st SGT 154633 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
MILLER ORIN R TSGT Chief Cook 271844 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
MOHR FREDERICK B SGT 256667 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
NAHAS RICHARD PFC 274248 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
NEUSE MAX H PFC 280809 Peking/A Co Woosung, died Fukuoka #3 13-Dec-44
NEWHOUSE GERALD A 1st SGT 190876 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
NEWTON GEORGE R 1st LT O5786 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #4 Hakodate #4
NOVAK FRANK J CPL 268349 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka, Rokuroshi Rokuroshi
O'NEAL ELZA C CPL 268994 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka
ORR HERBERT J PFC 279825 Peking/B Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
PARR CHARLES W CPL 262101 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #2 Hakodate #2
PARR GEORGE W SGT Field Cook 267336 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #2 Hakodate #2
PARRISH LLOYD G PFC 276490 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Kawasaki, Omori Omori
PERMENTER CALVIN PFC 280810 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
PIERCE CHARLES D TSGT 237572 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Fukuoka #3 Fukuoka #3
PITNER JOHN D CPL 273490 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka
PLOG FRANCIS L PFC 280836 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
POLLARD ERIC G F Navy Lt Dentist 76639 Peking Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
PRATER FRANK P PFC 272991 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
PRATTE RALPH PFC 280626 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka
PRUETT JOHNNIE M PFC 279936 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka
RAMSEY MARVIN C PFC 269700 Chinwangtao Woosung, Kiangwan, Kawasaki, Niigata Niigata
READER WILLIAM D PFC 271505 Chinwangtao Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #2 Hakodate #2
REHM ORVILLE MSGT QMSgt 200213 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
REILLY WALTER J SGT 256622 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
RETZKE HAROLD I CPL 262943 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
RIDER NEIL O PFC 277673 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka, Rokuroshi Rokuroshi
RIDER RICHARD CPL Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan,died Osaka/Tsumori13 13-Mar-45 from injuries received in US bombing raid
RILEY WILLIAM E Navy PhM 1st 2720193 Peking Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Sendai #11 Sendai #11
ROARK CLYDE E CPL 269241 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, died Kiangwan 29-Jan-45
RODRIQUEZ FERNANDO C PFC 275958 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan,died Osaka/Tsumori13 5-Nov-44
RYAN JOHN F Navy PhM 3rd 2235711 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Sendai #11 Sendai #11
SALAY STEVE A PFC 278502 Tientsin Woosung, Fukuoka #3 Fukuoka #3
SAWYER ALVIN E CPL 272867 Tientsin Woosung, Fukuoka #3 Fukuoka #3
SCHICK MICHAEL J TSGT SupplySgt 230789 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #2 Hakodate #2
SCHNEIDER JACOB V CPL 268726 Peking/B Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #2 Hakodate #2
SCHRADER ARTHUR H Navy PhM 3rd 3166270 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Sendai #11 Sendai # 11
SEDENBERG LESLIE PFC 278339 Chinwangtao Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #2 Hakodate #2
SERRA MIGUEL CPL 258333 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka, Naoetsu Naoetsu
SHEETS FREEMONT F PFC 273121 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka
SIMO MARINO J PFC 264177 Tientsin Woosung, Fukuoka #3 Fukuoka 3-B
SMITH DICK R PFC 273069 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka
SMITH RAYMOND E SSGT 234654 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
SMITH ROBERT A SGT 221731 Tientsin Woosung, Fukuoka #3 Fukuoka #3
SOMERS JAMES M CPL 260420 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Kawasaki, Sendai 7, Sendai 7
SOUSEK MERLYN J PFC 280839 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
SPARKMAN ORVILLE R PFC 280818 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
STEWART CHARLES A PFC 280627 Peking/A Co Woosung, Ward Road Jail escape info
STEWART JIMMIE L PFC 269731 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
STOCKTON FRANK D PFC 273123 Chinwangtao Woosung, Kiangwan, Kawasaki, Sendai 7, Sendai 7
STOHLMAN MATTHEW H PFC 269630 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Kawasaki, Niigata Niigata
STONE GEORGE B SGT 269135 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 see escape info Hakodate #3
STORY JEROLD B CPL 279835 Peking/A Co Woosung, Ward Road Jail escape info
STROMSTAD ERIC SGT 233754 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka, Naoetsu Naoetsu
STOWERS HENRY B TSGT SupplySgt 237779 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
SYDOW ALAN A SGT 272347 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
THOMAS HAROLD PFC 276433 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Kawasaki, Niigata Niigata
THYSON LEO C Navy CMDR 10043 Peking Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #4 Hakodate #4
TIMPANY DAVID A CPL 280840 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
TROTH LESLIE R PFC 272547 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Kawasaki, Omori Omori
WALMER DAN Navy PhM 1st 3416252 Peking Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
WARSHAFSKY JACK SGT 258561 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #2 Hakodate #2
WEBER RICHARD D 1st LT O5791 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #4 Hakodate #4
WELSH THOMAS P PFC 265064 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #2 Hakodate #2
WHIPPLE JOHN W PFC 295227 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka, Naoetsu Naoetsu
WHITE JOHN A CAPT O4653 Tientsin Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #4, Hakodate #2 Hakodate #2
WILLIAMS ROBERT WO PayClerk 7024 Peking/HQ Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
WILSON JAMES C PFC 265998 Tientsin Woosung, Fukuoka #3 Fukuoka #3
WOLF HERMAN SGT 186469 Peking/A Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Fengtai, Hakodate #3 Hakodate #3
WRATHALL JOHN C CPL 265991 Peking/B Co Woosung, Kiangwan, Osaka, Naoetsu Naoetsu

Margaret Bishop, Iris Sydow, and Thyra and Randolph Retzke were held at the civilian internment at Weihsien (south of Tientsin near Tsingtao) from March 1943 until release in August 1945.
An OSS team code-named Duck parachuted into a field outside the camp on 17 August from a B-24 named the Armored Angel.

Nadia Killebrew and Maria and Michael Somers were not held in regular internment camps, perhaps because of their Russian background. At one point Nadia wrote her husband she was living in a very small room by herself. In July of 1942 she mentions being in a hospital for a while, then trying to go to her sister's place. She asks if she should stay with her sister or go to Shanghai. (At that time her husband was held at Woosung near Shanghai) Those letters appear to be written in 1942, before the foreign nationals were gathered up in March 1943 and put in camps.

According to Michael Somers, his mother Maria was tortured while he was put in safe keeping with Sister Mary Patricia O'Connell at St Michael Hospital in Peking. Maria was released and she joined with the wife of an English officer trying to find their husbands. In early 1943 she found him in Shanghai and she and her son Michael moved to Shanghai. He claims a few visits were allowed between the three of them, but only across the perimeter fence. When James Somers was sent to Japan in August 1943 Maria returned with her son to the hospital in Peking until the end of the war. They apparently were not able to get to the states until September 1946.

No record can yet be found of Nadia Killebrew or Maria and Michael Somers in the civilian internment camps. Source of civilian camp records is Greg Leck's Captives of Empire.

Jimmie James, his wife Mae, daughters Doris and Annie were held at the civilian camp at Chapei in Shanghai from Mar 43 to Aug 45. At one point he was in charge of the kitchen there. James had supplied the entire POW camp at Kiangwan with turkey dinners Christmas 1942.

Notes
Most, if not all, of the NCM who were shipped to Japan in August 1943 ended up in camps in the Kawasaki and Osaka areas. Those listed as being at Osaka were at the Tsumori-13 camp in the Osaka area.


About 25 POWs were kept behind when Kiangwan was closed. It is known Douglas Bunn, Theodore Dedmon, and John Jesse were kept back due to medical problems (Bunn had a broken leg). Most of those left in Shanghai apparently were eventually sent to Peking, finally rescued at Fengtai Civilian camp 24 August by the OSS team Magpie and flown back to states through India, the mid East, Africa, arriving in New York about 7 Sep 1945. There were apparently 624 Allied POWs being held in the Peking area. (See the end of the Fengtai Report for names of all those kept in Shanghai when Kiangwan was closed down in May of 1945. Go to POW Camps Holding North China Marines, then choose Fengtai. The information is at the end of the report.)

John Jesse was found at the Lincoln Avenue Civilian internment camp in Shanghai by an OSS team code-named Sparrow on 21 August. He was first attached to them as an MP, but quickly sent by air to Okinawa when he was found to be mentally unbalanced (which is the reason he had not been sent to Japan with the other POWs). He is shown below in a photo taken at Lincoln Ave Camp.

The OSS team had landed at Dahzang airfield on 19 August. Members were apparently Maj Preston Schoyer, LtCmdr Shoemaker USNR/OSS, Maj Levin MC/OSS, Lt Eaton, Lt Cox USMCR/OSS, TSgt Anderson T/5 listed as 1st Lt, and Peter Kim

John White was at Hakodate #4 when the Japanese announced their surrender. He was sent to Hakodate #2 by Col Ashurst to take command until US forces reached the camps.

See Escapes and Deaths page for escape information.

To see listing of when individuals arrived for duty in China see below. This is as accurate as I can make it.

North China Marines captured 8 Dec 1941 at Peking, Tientsin, Chingwangtao
updated 17 Mar 2007

Last Name, First, arrival in China, assigned from, previous assignments, hometown


ADAMS WILLIAM L. Dec-39
AKERS IRVING M Jan-40
ALLEN WALTER C Jan-40
ANDERSON ALLISON L May-40
ANDERSON WILLIS W Jan-40
ANDRESSEN ARNOLD Jan-40
ARMSTRONG ROBERT L May-40
ARMSTRONG WADE H May-40
ASHURST WILLIAM W
BATTLES CONNIE G Jan-40
BEAVERS JOHN May-40
BECKER ROBERT C May or Nov 40
BEEMAN GERALD Jan-40
BEESON DARRELL M May-40
BENNETT RAYMOND O Nov-40
BENNISON ELROY L Aug-40, Mare Island San Diego, Chicago
BENSON BENJAMIN R Jan
-40
BENTON WILLIE L Jan-40
BERG NORMAN J Dec-39
BIGGS CHESTER M Jr May-40
BISHOP JACK R Aug-40
BLACK LOY J Aug-40 USS BlackHawk
BLAHUTA ALVIN H May-40
BOYDEN WILLIAM H Nov-40
BRADSHAW A Z May-40
BRAWDY IRA M
BRIGHAM WILLIAM J Nov-40
BRIMMER CHARLES W May-40
BROWN FRED May-40
BROWN HAROLD P May-40
BROWN LUTHER A May-40, Quantico, from Pennsylvania
BUCHER CARROLL May-40
BUNN DOUGLAS A May-40
CALLIS JAMES A May-40
CARLSON AUGUST W Jun-41, NAS Pensacola
CARPENTER THOMAS R Dec-39
CARSON MORRIS A May-40
CASH HOLLAND May-40
CASTLETON JOHN V Nov-40, Naval Hosp Canacao/San Diego, USS Pennsylvania, Naval Hosp Washington, Naval Dispensary, Navy Department, USS Texas, Naval Hospital/home Bay City TX
CASTOR MELVIN H May-40
CHAMBERS PHILIP S Jan-40, from West Cape May, Pennsylvania
CHITTENDEN WILLIAM H May-40
CIARRACHI VICTOR F Dec-39
CLARK KENNETH R sent Shanghai fall 1937 with 6th Marines, transferred Peking Dec 39
CLARK RUSSELL P Jan-40
CLIMIE JAMES F Dec-40, born in Anchorage, grad Annapolis 1933, from Philadelphia
COLE JAMES HECTOR May-40
CRAFTS GLENN F Dec-40
CREWS T G Mare Island San Diego, Bremerton Dallas TX
CROTEAU EDGAR A Dec-40
DARR CHARLES H Jan-40
DAVIS HERMAN
DAVIS JACK San Diego Quantico,NY Worlds Fair,Norfolk, Haiti, Parris Is, Honolulu, Nicaragua, Ft Lafayette NY, USS Arkansas, Presidents Guard Warm Springs, Marine Corps Reserve /home Quantico VA
DAVIS KENNETH W Spring 40, Mare Island
DAVISON ARTHUR C Nov-40
DAWSON JASPER F Spring 40, Mare Island
DEDMON THEODORE R Jan-40
DEES WILLIAM J May-40
DIETZ CECIL M
DITEWIG WILBUR E May-40
DOBSON ROY A Nov-40
ECCLES RAYMOND E W Feb-41, San Diego
ELLIS CLIFFORD L Jan-39 Hampton Roads Parris Island, Quantico, Port Au Prince Haiti, San Diego, Boston, Brooklyn, Norfolk, NOB/ home Alliance OH
ELLISON JOHN H Norfolk Parris Island, Charlestown Ninety Six SC
ELVESTAD HENRY A May-40
ENGLER IRVING J May-40
ESTEP NORMAN R Jan-40
EVANS GLENN G Nov-40
FITZGERALD BERNARD J Nov-40
FOLEY WILLIAM T Jun-41, USS Mindonoa
FOSTER ABNER E Jun-41, from US
FOUCHE CHANDLER E Nov-40
FOX EDWIN S May-40
FREHR JOSEPH J May-40
FREIBERGER WALTER E May-40
GAFF MAX S Jan-40
GENTRY MARK N May-40
GESSNER MAURICE E May-40
GLAZE JAMES E May-40
GOLDMAN LUTHER E Feb-41, Guam
GOUDY RALPH H May-40
GRAY MARTIN L Nov-40
GRIFFIN EARL D Spep 40, Mare Island San Diego, Bremerton Tulsa OK
GUYNN MARION Sep-40, San Diego, Augusta Arkansas
HALL ELLSION K Jul-40, USS Canopus
HALL RICHARD T Sep-40
HABERMAN ROBERT May-40
HARBISON LEONARD S May-40
HARDWAY JAMES E Norfolk, Parris Island, Newark OH
HARMON JACK B Jan-40
HAUGO MORRIS F Nov-40
HESTER JAMES R Nov-40
HINKLE JAMES E Spring 40, Mare Island
HIRSCHKAMP GEORGE Nov-40
HOFFMAN HAROLD A 2 years in Army, enlisted USMC 1939 - May-40 Mare Island Wittenberg WI
HORNSBY JACK C Spring 40, Mare Island
HOWARD WILLIAM H
HUIZENGA RICHARD M Jul-40
HUMPHREY THOMAS S Spring 40, Mare Island, from Glen, Pennsylvania
HUNT WILLIAM S Nov-40
JARRET ELMER P, San Diego, Nicaragua, Columbus MO
JESSE JOHN A Feb-41, Guam
JOHNSON EARL R
JONES JOEL May-40
KAHL WILLIAM A Nov-40
KEITH ROBERT V Jan-40
KELLY BERNARD F Dec-39
KILLEBREW WILLIAM E Jan-40
KIRK TERENCE S 1939 Pearl Harbor, San Diego, Mooseheart IL
KIRKPATRICK EDWARD Spring 40, Mare Island
KOSSYTA FRANK J Aug-40 Norfolk, Brooklyn, 7 years (?) in Army prior to USMC
LADY DENNIS G Dec-40
LAREAU ROBERT A Spring 40
LARSON ERNEST T Spring 40, Mare Island
LEASE RAYMOND A Spring 40, Mare Island
LEE WILLIAM A Dec-39
LEON ANTONIO Jan-40
LEPPERT ROY W
LINDSEY GEORGE D Nov-40
LITZ EUGENE H
LOGAN EMIT F Jan-40
LUDLOW CHARLES C Spring, 40 Mare Island
LUSK THOMAS V Dec-40, San Diego, Portland OR
MacDONALD EDWARD L Norfolk, Philadelphia Philadelphia, an orphan from Philadelphia, enlisted USMC 1934, arrived China 1938, served in Puerto Rico, Panama, League Island PA
MARSHALL DONALD R
MATTHEWS RAYMOND L Spring 40, Mare Island
McBRAYER JAMES D Jul-40
McCARTHY ROY E Spring 40, Mare Island
McCAULLEY EDWIN P 1930-33, retired 1936 in Peking, recalled to duty Nov 40
McFARLAND GEORGE W
McLEOD WILFRED N Spring 40, Mare Island
McMAHON RONALD O Spring 40, Mare Island
McSHANE GEORGE L Spring 40, Mare Island
MELTON OLIVER S Dec-39
MILLER FRANK
MILLER ORIN R Feb-41, Guam
MOHR FREDERICK B Feb-41, San Diego
NAHAS RICHARD May-40
NEUSE MAX H Spring 40, Mare Island
NEWHOUSE GERALD A Nov-40
NEWTON GEORGE R Nov-40, from Philadelphia
NOVAK FRANK J, Pearl Harbor, San Diego, Argonne WI
O'NEAL ELZA C May-40
ORR HERBERT J Spring 40, Mare Island
PARR CHARLES W Dec-40
PARR GEORGE W Feb-41 Guam
PARRISH LLOYD G Spring 40, Mare Island
PERMENTER CALVIN May-40
PIERCE CHARLES D Feb-41, San Diego
PITNER JOHN D May-40
PLOG FRANCIS L May-40
POLLARD ERIC G F Feb-41, San Diego
PRATER FRANK P Spring, 40 Mare Island
PRATTE RALPH May-40
PRUETT JOHNNIE M May-40
RAMSEY MARVIN C San Diego Pomona CA
READER WILLIAM D San Diego Freeman Minn
REHM ORVILLE May-40
REILLY WALTER J Aug-40
RETZKE HAROLD I Sep-40 Mare Island San Diego Stevens Point WI
RIDER NEIL O Feb-41 San Diego
RIDER RICHARD Nov-40
RILEY WILLIAM E Jan-40
ROARK CLYDE E Aug-40
RODRIQUEZ FERNANDO C May-40
RYAN JOHN F
SALAY STEVE A May-40
SAWYER ALVIN E May-40
SCHICK MICHAEL J Apr-39 Shanghai Parris Island, Philadelphia, Norfolk, San Diego, USS Arkansas/home Philadelphia
SCHNEIDER JACOB V Dec-39
SCHRAEDER ARTHUR H
SEDENBERG LESLIE May-40
SERRA MIGUEL Navy Yard NY Parris Island, Quantico Tampa FL
SHEETS FREEMONT F May-40
SIMO MARINO J
SMITH DICK R May-40
SMITH RAYMOND E Jan
-40
SMITH ROBERT A enlisted USMC 1929, 4th Marines in Shanghai 1934-37, arrived Tientsin 1939, born Hackensack NJ
SOMERS JAMES M Dec-39
SOUSEK MERLYN J
SPARKMAN ORVILLE R
STEWART CHARLES A Dec-40
STEWART JIMMIE L May-40
STOCKTON FRANK D
STOHLMAN MATTHEW H Spring 40
STONE GEORGE B Aug-40
STORY JEROLD B three years in Army Signal Corps, enlisted Marines 1940-Nov-40, Bloomington IL
STROMSTAD ERIC Dec-39
STOWERS HENRY B Dec-40
SYDOW ALAN A Sep-40 San Diego St Joseph MO
THOMAS HAROLD May-40
THYSON LEO C Nov-40 Puget Sound Navy Yard
TIMPANY DAVID A Sep-40
TROTH LESLIE R May-40
WALMER DAN Nov-40
WARSHAFSKY JACK Jul-40 USS Maryland San Diego, Mare Island, USS West Virginia / Chicago
WEBER RICHARD D June 40 Boston Navy Yard, grad of Annapolis 1938, fronm Philadelphia
WELSH THOMAS P May-40
WHIPPLE JOHN W
WHITE JOHN A summer 40 Quantico
WILLIAMS ROBERT Jun-41 Philadelphia
WILSON JAMES C Mare Island San Diego, Bremerton Bogata TX
WOLF HERMAN May-40
WRATHALL JOHN C Dec-39