James was born Dec. 3, 1918 in MI. Married Evelyn M. Miller ca. 1948 and adopted 2 boys. Stated in a brief synopsis that he was captured at Corrigedor (sp) Phillipines. Was a POW for 3 and 1/2 years. That he was a retired US Navy Lithographer. Listed his medals.
Ancestry.com site states on their WWII POW roster that James was in SW pacific Phillipines. Report date May 6, 1942. Latest report date Oct. 16, 1945. Then it lists Camp Fokuoko POW Camp #1. Kashi (Pine Tree Camp) Kyusha Islands 33-130. Returned to miliyary control and liberated or repatriated.
Other research on internet has him listed in Keisen Camp 23. This camp has a listing on internet that it was all American; 6 officers, 168 non coms, and 20 civilians. Is this a list of men alive at the end of the war or total men that were in the camp. It doesn't state.
Looking to find out if he was on a ship that went down and was captured? what ship. What Company he would be in or whatever designations the Navy uses. If any lists for hell ships. More info on Japanese medical experimentation. Was it only on the 6 airmen that went down at Fukuoko?
Any info helpful for genealogical purposes. Not next of kin so cannot get records. He was my father-in-laws cousin.