Arisan Maru
A 6,886-ton freighter, Arisan Maru was one of Imperial Japan's World War II hell ships.
On October 24, 1944, Arisan Maru was transporting 1,781 US and Allied military and civilian POWs when she was hit by a torpedo strike from an American submarine (either USS Shark or USS Snook), at about 5 p.m.; she finally sank about 7 p.m. Only nine of the prisoners aboard survived the event. Five escaped and made their way to China in one of the ship's two life boats. They were reunited with U.S. Forces and returned to the United States. The four others were recaptured by Imperial Japanese naval vessels, where one died shortly after reaching land.

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Arisan Maru - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A 6,886-ton freighter, Arisan Maru was one of Imperial Japan's World War II hell ships. On October 24, 1944, Arisan Maru was transporting 1,781 US and Allied ...
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Arisan Maru Tragedy - US-Japan Dialogue on POWs
THE Arisan Maru TRAGEDY. By William Bowen. A draft of prisoners was assembled at Old Bilibid Prison, Manila, Philippines starting in late September 1944 ...
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Defenders of the Philippine - Arisan Maru
Arisan Maru The sinking of the Arisan Maru On October 11, 1944, about 1800 POWs boarded the Arisan Maru hoping they would be better off than in the camps they were ...
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Bill Bowen’s Arisan Maru Roster
Bill Bowen’s Arisan Maru Roster The Arisan Maru roster has been divided into nineteen sections for convenience in downloading since the entire roster takes too long ...
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POW Rosters
POW Rosters. Index: Part I - Hellship Rosters. Part II - POW Camp Rosters. Part III - Military Unit Rosters. Part IV - Other Rosters. Part I - Hellship Rosters
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Sinking of the Arisan Maru
The sinking of the Japanese Hell Ship freighter Arisan Maru 24 October 1944 by American sumbarine Shark or Snook
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American POWs on Japanese Ships Take a Voyage into Hell, Part 2
The Brazil Maru passes through the Panama Canal on March 26, 1940. ... Japanese were slow to furnish lists of casualties following the sinking of Arisan Maru.
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American POWs on Japanese Ships Take a Voyage into Hell, Part 1
The Oryoku Maru under attack at Olongapo, Luzon, December 14–15, 1944. .... The Arisan Maru returned to Manila a few days later when it was thought safe to ...
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Arisan Maru Roster - Find A Grave
Records 1 - 36 ... Description: The Arisan Maru a 6,886 ton civilian-controlled ...
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Oct 24, 2013 ... Arisan Maru PASSENGER SHIP 1944-1944, wreck, wreck database.
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Arisan Maru - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A 6,886-ton freighter, Arisan Maru was one of Imperial Japan's World War II hell ships. On October 24, 1944, Arisan Maru was transporting 1,781 US and Allied ...
American POWs on Japanese Ships Take a Voyage into Hell
The Brazil Maru passes through the Panama Canal on March 26, 1940. ... were slow to furnish lists of casualties following the sinking of Arisan Maru. .... Codebreakers: The Inside Story of Bletchley Park (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993).
Arisan Maru Tragedy - US-Japan Dialogue on POWs
THE Arisan Maru TRAGEDY. By William Bowen. A draft of prisoners was assembled at Old Bilibid Prison, Manila, Philippines starting in late September 1944 ...
West Virginia Veterans Memorial - Hellships of World War II
The Arisan Maru was part of a convoy of ships, but it and the Kimikawa Maru were the slowest of the pack. .... The University Press of Kentucky: Lexington. pp.
QandA Film Screening - Sleepy My Sons: The Sinking of the Arisan ...
Oct 4, 2012 ... Newcomb Art Gallery at Tulane University is partnering with the ... On October 24, 1944, the Japanese "Hell Ship" Arisan Maru was torpedoed ...
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Sep 26, 2012 ... While the ship, Arisan Maru sank slowly beneath the water, Fr. Tom gave general absolution to all the men, then heard confessions over a ...
Film and plaque close 67-year odyssey for family of POW, Jack Laro ...
Oct 22, 2008 ... The movie, created by Shawnee Brittan, a film professor at Oklahoma State University, tells the story of the Japanese "hell ship" Arisan Maru ...
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"Sleep My Sons, the Story of the Arisan Maru," will be shown at 3:30 p.m. in Meacham Theater in the University of Oklahoma Student Union. A social hour will  ...
Alumnus makes film for father, forgotten WWII tragedy - ocolly.com ...
Dec 2, 2013... Brittan has brought the memory of his father back to Oklahoma State University. ... The film tells the stories of the survivors of the Arisan Maru, ...
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The Last Voyage of the Arisan Maru
The Last Voyage of the Arisan Maru
Dale Wilber, 2008
Itas October 24, 1944, and youave been a prisoner of war of the Japanese Empire for over twenty-nine months.
The Last Voyage of the Arisan Maru
The Last Voyage of the Arisan Maru
Dale Wilber, 2008
It’s October 24, 1944, and you’ve been a prisoner of war of the Japanese Empire for over twenty-nine months. You’ve been held in the hold of a Japanese transport along with almost eighteen hundred other prisoners for over two weeks on your way to Japan. At least you think it’s been that long; it’s hard to be certain of anything anymore. The stench ...
Soldiers Lost at Sea: A Chronicle of Troopship Disasters
Soldiers Lost at Sea: A Chronicle of Troopship Disasters
James E. Wise, Scott Baron, 2004
I ton cargo ship Arisan Maru, which departed Manila for the west coast of Palawan. There the ship waited for a week to avoid expected Allied air raids on Manila that occurred between 1 5 and 1 8 October. The ship returned to Manila where it ...
Belly of the Beast: A POW's Inspiring True Story Faith Courage Survival Aboard The Infamous WWII Japanese Hell...
Belly of the Beast: A POW's Inspiring True Story Faith Courage Survival Aboard The Infamous WWII Japanese Hell...
Judith Pearson, 2001
A writer actively involved in veterans' rights and POW organizations, Judith Pearson offers Belly of the Beast, the harrowing story of WWII POW Estel Myers. From Kentucky sharecropper to naval medical corpsman, then malnourished POW, Myers was herded with many other American soldiers into the almost airless hold of the Japanese prison ship Ory...
Conduct Under Fire: Four American Doctors and Their Fight ...
Conduct Under Fire: Four American Doctors and Their Fight ...
John A. Glusman, 2006
sentry sounded the alarm, and Lothrop was killed as he swam away from the Arisan Maru, after taking four direct hits. The Japanese sent a launch to retrieve his body and gave the thirty-seven-year-old major—the father of an eight-year- old ...
The War Below: The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan
The War Below: The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan
James Scott, 2013
Chronicles of WWII’s submarine war remain popular, because while most combatants are cogs in gigantic military machines, a submarine lends itself to individuation. It often operated alone, and its combat success depended crucially on its commander’s risk-taking aggressiveness. Relying on the centrality of the commander, Scott recounts the Pacific w...
The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II
The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II
Robert Cressman, 2000
1 Shinsei Maru, 20°10'N, U8°17'E; merchant tanker Kikusui Maru sinks as the result of damage inflicted by Snook the previous day, 19°46'N, 118°30'E. Japanese destroyer Harukaze, near the scene of the torpedoing of Arisan Maru, attacks a ...
Some Survived: An Eyewitness Account of the Bataan Death March and the Men Who Lived Through It
Some Survived: An Eyewitness Account of the Bataan Death March and the Men Who Lived Through It
Manny Lawton and John Toland, 2004
"Some Survived is a story of unrelieved horror, far worse than any fictional tale every imagined...yet it does not convey despair. On the contrary, it is inspirational....It makes one glad to be alive. —St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg Times )"Shows that the human spirit can soar like an eagle from the depths of hell on earth." —...
Father Found
Father Found
Duane Heisinger, 2003
Bilibid now had more room to house these new men since the large Arisan Maru draft had departed Manila. Frank Conaty was within one of these later arriving smaller groups. He also left a note. Sunday, Oct 15/1944. Just got word this ...
Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath
Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath
Michael Norman and Elizabeth Norman, 2009
This grimly absorbing history revisits the worst ordeal Americans experienced during WWII. Michael Norman, a former New York Times reporter, and Elizabeth Norman (Women at War) pen a gripping narrative of the 1942 battle for the Bataan peninsula in the Philippines, the surrender of 76,000 Americans and Filipinos to the Japanese and the infamous dea...
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The Price of Freedom, Teller County Casualties in WW II | The Mountain Jackpot News
by Beth Dodd: In honor of Veteran’s Day, I decided to take a look back at our nation’s greatest and most terrible conflict, World War II, and the sacrifices made by the people of Teller County during those dark days. Thanks to the magic of the internet, I am able to share the stories of some of the fifteen local men who gave their all in service to our country.
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LESTER TENNEY: AMERICAN POWs IN JAPAN STILL AWAIT APOLOGIES FROM COMPANIES THAT ENSLAVED THEM….SEE NOTE PLEASE | RUTHFULLY YOURS
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Nature on my Plate: I am what I eat | The Alternative
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21000 ALMOST FORGOTTEN HEROES – Hell Ships An Overview | Hawaii Reporter
Painting of the Oryoku Maru by Ueda BY DUANE A. VACHON, PH.D. As a result of an overwhelming positive response to my article last on Hell Sh
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Crazy Rambling Thoughts: Eugene Arthur Gammon- World War II
There is a small memorial marker standing silent vigil at the Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado. There is no body buried beneath the marker.
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During WWII, 5 people ended up in a lifeboat with no food, water, oars or mast after their ship sunk. They survived a typhoon and a 300 mile journey and made it home alive - OMG Facts
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Philippine Scouts Heritage Society - Cemetery, Saint Dominic Parish Church, Abucay
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Jim's Travel Blog: Hell Ships - Subic Bay, Philippines
The term ‘Hell Ship’ was used to describe the horrendous conditions aboard vessels used by the Japanese to transport prisoners during World War II. The Japanese did not mark these ships and subsequently, they became targets of allied aircraft and torpedoes.
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