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#26 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 03:12 PM

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#27 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 03:13 PM

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#28 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 03:19 PM

This is a book that he was in charge of maintaining the names of all the POWs in the Shirakawa Taiwan camp and what valuables they owned. Its broken up by nationality. I am only showing the American pages.

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 03:20 PM

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#30 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 03:21 PM

On August 16, 1945 the OSS dropped a 6 man team into the camp to formalize the Japanese surrender of the camp and to protect the POWs.

This is the ORIGINAL document Major. Hennessey presented to the Camp's Adjutant as his credentials.

I have never seen anything like this before.


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#31 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 03:23 PM

Here is a GREAT article about the OSS's involvement and a picture of Hennessey.

http://www.academia....SS_in_Manchuria

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This Chopmark was the personal signature chop of the Japanese American , Fumio Kido , who was the translator on the mission

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 03:26 PM

The Russians soon entered the camp and the Americans stayed in Hoten after liberation for a few weeks. These items relate to the time after the liberation:

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 03:28 PM

Camp Hoten commandant's business cards

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 03:29 PM

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 03:29 PM

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 03:30 PM

Charges were brought up against one of the POWs by general Parker while at Mukden . This is the packet with the depositions:

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 03:31 PM

Estimates of the camp population


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Posted 06 June 2015 - 03:32 PM

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 03:33 PM

After the war was over and the Col had arrived home he was presented with the Legion of Merit.

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 03:37 PM

Much more could be written about this incredible archive. More research needs to be done.


This thread ends with photos of the Col from before WWI when he was an enlisted man. He served from 1906 until after WWII, almost 40 years.


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Posted 06 June 2015 - 04:02 PM

Thanks for sharing Kurt, this is perhaps the most spectacular pacific POW group ever seen on this forum. Absolutely amazing!

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 05:42 PM

What an incredible grouping! Amazing it all survived together so long.

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Posted 07 June 2015 - 05:59 AM

Absolutely stunning group with amazing history.  Hard to imagine all that this man saw in his service.  Glad you have shared it with us!



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Posted 07 June 2015 - 07:12 AM

Outstanding group Kurt.  So many rare pieces of paperwork.  I particularly like the super rare notices dated April '42.

 

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Posted 07 June 2015 - 08:34 AM

A treasure trove of paperwork related to the Pacific POW experience. Thank you for photographing and posting all of this, I enjoyed looking through it.



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Posted 07 June 2015 - 08:40 AM

What a great group. It's great to see it in a good place.

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Posted 07 June 2015 - 11:07 AM

Simply Spectacular!



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Posted 07 June 2015 - 11:35 AM

Well that just takes the cake in my opinion..most amazing group I've ever seen!

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Posted 07 June 2015 - 05:00 PM

Kurt,

An amazing and historic group...thanks for sharing his story and artifacts.

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 01:39 PM

like aready stated, great to see that this group has stayed together! Thanks for sharing.

Regards,

Ken




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