Aerial photos of the Tokyo Military Prison and surrounding area
Larger versions on Aerial View
Source : Michael Krehl
Original Source : Mr Hiroyuki Fukao, Japan
Scott Muselin has created a
POW Heroes who were KIA at the Tokyo Military Prison
Tokyo Military Prison
One list has 46 , others 62 or 65, and the largest 134 names.
The last document in the Missing Personnel 1948 section contains a Recapitulation with a short table that explains some of the numbers.
There are two lists with the names of 46 men in the
Recovery February 1947 section. The first is a clear typewritten document
and appears again in a mimeograph document. These men's names were believed
to be in Tokyo. In addition, 19 men were unknown. Thus the total is
65, the number of remains recovered from the burial site within the
My Gold Standard for the men who were identified or remained unknown are the pages within the DPAA section. 62 men are listed with 25 identified. 37 remain unknown and their names are within The 37 section.
Quite likely 8 men in the Unknown category are remains
that were sent to Manila for identification.
16 of the 62 names within the DPAA section do not appear
The below RESUME OF INFORMATION IN THE FILES OF MEMORIAL DIVISION provides a very concise overview of the findings.
Paragraph (d) mentions eight (8) unknowns whose remains
were transferred to Manila in an attempt to identify these men.
These 8 men are also noted within the DPAA section. They remain unidentified.
In some documents are references to attachments which
are not present in these IDPFs.
SSgt Irvin Casper Ellington ( Roy Wall )
Two recovery operations took place at the Prison.
In addition to Roy and Michael, my
thanks go out to
RESUME OF INFORMATION IN THE FILES OF MEMORIAL DIVISION