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POW- US Col Held by JAPANESE - Japanese Translation Help Needed!


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KASTAUFFER

I recently acquired a group to a US Army Col. who was captured on Bataan and held in the Philippines, Taiwan, and lastly Hoten Manchuria.

 

One of these is an armband, the other a patch. I'm not sure if he wore these or of they are souvenirs.

 

Any help translating what they say would be greatly appreciated!

 

Thanks

 

Kurt

 

 

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!!!! WANTED !!!!

WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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thefallenbuddha

The armband reads something to the effect of, "American army group, adjutant leader."

 

The patch looks to be an ID tag that referenced his barracks. The characters on the right read, "soldier, house, enter, exit." A "tenth group" is also referenced in the other characters.

 

I think the man had a leadership position among the POWs, and the armband was his rank for that, while the patch was probably worn on his prison clothing as an ID of some sort.

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KASTAUFFER

Thank you very much! What you translated makes sense based on what I know of his service,

 

Kurt

!!!! WANTED !!!!

WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

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turmanator

Very interestjng!

David Turman

Semper Fi !

"Not as Lean, not as Mean, but still a Marine!"

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