KT1585 3 Sep 51
PW claimed that all UN PW were under the control of the NK Dept of "Political Defense"
KT1608 9 sep 51
PW observed one UN PW on a hill to the rear of Hill 717. He was wounded and was being carried by litter. He was not wounded seriously.
KT 1621 12 Sep 51
PW while enroute to YANG-DOK, saw 12 to 13 Caucasians, 1 Negro and aprx 10 ROK UN PW being shipped to an unk loc in MANCHURIA.
KT1624 13 Sep 51
"KANGDQNG Prison Camp" was at SANGGARI (BU 504198) about 14 km S of KANGDONG. The prison camp was divided into five companies. The 3d Co was at (BU 497197) separate from the remainder of the camp. The prisoners of the company were not allowed to associate or inter mingle with other prisoners. PW heard that prisoners of 3d Co had radios and lived in far greater comfort than those of other companies. Prison camp area was a former housing area for workers at an anthracite coal mine. Main camp was on south side of a highway, housed, in twenty buildings arranged four across and five deep. A barbed wire fence surrounded the prison camp area. The 2d, 4th, and 5th Companies were housed in the main camp while the 1st Co was on the north side of the highway near an apple orchard. When PW left "KANGDONG Prison Camp" there were about 1700 UN PW remaining there. Of the 1700 UN PW all but 90 were ROK PW, Remaining 90 were as follows:
60 US (3 officers, highest of which was 1st Lt)
17 British (1 officer, a-1st Lt)
KT1626 5 Sep 51
PW observed a group of 12 UN PW composed of US, Turkish and British Soldiers, in the vic of SIBYON-NI (BT9942) leaving for an unk destination. UN PW appeared to be gay & cocky, their personal appearance was neat and they whistled as they walked. One CCF guard escorted them.
KT 1674 11 Sep 51
6 Sep 51 PW observed 23 UN PW 20 km N of Hill 894, marching N guarded by NK soldiers. According to PW, 3 of these prisoners were wearing 2d US Div patches.
(Editor) During the first 10 days of Sep, we don't have any 24 Div still missing
KT1678 11 Sep 51
5 Sep 51 PW saw one US prisoner at 27th Div CP
O/a 5 Sep 51 PW heard from his Politcal Officer that the Recon Plat of the 418th Regt had captured 7 US PW after 2 UN Plat were annihilated. Loc and further info were not available.
(Editor) 35 men are still missing from the 3 Bn/ 35 Regt/ 25 Div - 17 KIA, 18 MIA. Without a location, this is a questionable match
KT1699 12 Sep 51
PW once observed on a road, two days after he came to Korea, aprx 25 Un PW which included aprx 12 Amer, 12 Korean, and 1 Negro. PW was told they were being evacuated to CHINA.
KT1703 12 Sep 51
PW heard from Political Officer that the 9th Co took 2 UN PW 8 Sep 51
(Editor) Rarely do we get or rely on an exact date, but this one was recent. We have 11 missing, all but 1 from 25th Div.
KT 1714 11 Sep 51
3 Sep 51, PW saw 27 UN PW in vic CHANGANSA, being marched N and guarded by NK soldiers, 5 were wounded.
KT 1715 11 Sep 51
5 Sep 51 PW saw one Negro and two Caucasians PW walking from 6th Div CP area toward MUNDUNG-NI road with one NK guard.
KT 1717 11 Sep 51
7 Sep 51 PW observed 3 US prisoners in vic 3rd Regt Hq at (DT122397), one of whom wore a 2nd Div patch.
(Editor Notes): SFC Booker T Hardeway KIA 9/2/1951 is the only one missing from 2nd Div at that time. If his death was not witnessed, his family should have this information
29 Aug 51, PW observed one US prisoner at hill vic (DT126363)
KT1725 13 Sep 51
3 Sep 51, PW observed 3 Amer prisoners near SATAE-RI (DT162402) traveling N on MSR.
(Editor) On Sep 3 & 4 ten men became missing, but the location may confirm a match
KT1728 13 Sep 51
5 Sep 51 PW observed 12 Amer PW and 5 ROK soldiers being marched N on MSR in NA??UMGANG MYON.
(Editor) Exactly 12 men are missing from the first 5 days of Sept, however they are from Navy, Air Force, and Army . . . undoubtedly captured at different locations.
KT1729 15 Sep 51
8 Sep 51, PW saw 20 American Prisoners at (DT171577). PW were standing around under guard.
KT1730 15 Sep 51
4 Sep 51, PW saw 20 UN PW at SOKSADONG-NI traveling N on main road
KT1752 17 Sep 51
2 Sep 5, PW saw 3 UN PW vic TAEU-SAN (DT1935), one of whom was wounded.
KT 1762 13 Sep 51
While interned at the KANGDONG PW Camp, the following UN PW were identified by PW.
HALL, George, 22, Sgt Unk, US Div, Captured by CCF in early 51.
YOSHIDA, (fnu), 19, Unk, Unk US Div, territory of Hawaii.
KIM, (fnu), Unk US Div, Territory of Hawaii
Kim was acting as interpreter in PW Camp. He spoke fair Korean.
There were 2 US pilots interned at the KANGDONG PW Camp.
1 Jet Fighter pilot (1 LT). The above jet fighter pilot was captured by CCF unit in vic of WONSAN (CU6535). PW observed tattoo (snake 6"x1") on left arm of the jet fighter pilot.
The night fighter pilot was captured in vic of IMJE (DT2813). Rank Lt. Both of the pilots wore pilot clothing. Shoes worn by pilots were black Chinese rubber shoes.
(Editor) George William Hall is MIA 24 Apr 51; Kanji Yoshida appears on the 944 and 450 lists, but is not listed as a POW/MIA by DPMO. Chan Jay Park Kim is on the Johnson list and died 31 Jan 51. Family members of pilots missing before 12 Sep 51 should check incident area and report possible match to John Zimmerlee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kt 1769 12 Sep 51
O/a 3 Sep 51, PW observed six UN PW (believed they were Americans)marching NW at vic of KUHWA_RI (CT0818). PW believed they were being evacuated to the rear.
KT1782 20 sep 51
14 Sep 51, PW observed 2 American Prisoners (2nd Div patch) at SOKSA-RI escorted bytwo NK soldiers.
KT1785 20 Sep 51
KUMHWA PWE at 6 km W of KUMHWA (CT6537) was an old gold mine; 500 PW interned here. Returnee remained 10 days at KUMHWA, where all PW were interrogated.
TAESONG PWE, vic MASAN-NI (DY5525), consisted of several large holes dug in the sied of a hill. 80 interned in each hole. PW were interned 50 days. During which time they used to haul food & firewood for use at the PWE.
7th NK Registration Section at PYODE-RI: 27 former ROK (9 officers), 50 US PW (3 officers)
KT 1806 13 Sep 51
KANGDONG PW Camp was at TAESONG-NI (YD5524) about 6 km NW of SONGHO-RI (YD5819). The buildings ofthis PW camp were former dormitories for laborers of an anthracite coal mine.
The PW camp was organized during early Feb 51 and was under the supervison of the NK Internal Security Force.
When PW departed KANGDONG Camp, there still remained aprx 2000 ROK, 90 US, 3 Phillipine, 1 Holland, 2 French, and some Indian.
KANGDONG Prison Camp
10 UN PW patients
Deaths from illness 25 Apr to 23 Aug 1951
Apr-May 51 50 UN PW died of typhus & dysentery
Jun 51, 10 UN PW died of dysentery
Jul 51, 4 UN PW died of dysentery
Aug 51, 2 UN PW died of dysentery
The dead were buried by ROK PW in the vic of hospital
PW observed 400 unamrked graves.
"TERIHATA" US Hawaii Nisei, age 22, 2 yr with US Army
"LYON" B-29 bomber pilot, captured early Jul 51 at SINUIJU.
unk US 1 Jet Pilot, 2nd Lt captured 10 Jun 51 at HOEYANG-SINAN
"BAILEY" US NEW YORK, age 20, 2yr with US Army
"DELIO" Phillipino, age 38, Sgt, 19 yr with Phillipine Army.
1st Co (Hosp) UN PW 10
2nd Co UN PW 100
3rd Co UN PW 15 Officers
4th Co UN PW 750
KT1815 18 Sep 51
O/a 13 Sep 51, PW heard from his Regt CO that the 415th Inf REgt has captured eleven US PW, among them one officer, two NCO, and eight soldiers, after one US Inf Co was annihilated and the CO ofthe Co was killed in action.
KT1828 12 Sep 51
He PW observed 20 UN PW (10 US and 10 ROK) 2 days after he crossed the Yalu River. These UN PW were heading northward towards the YALU River. Several were being aided by CCF guards because they were unable to walk.
KT1836 16 Sep 51
9 sep 51 PW saw aprx 25 UN PW N of NAEGUM GANG area. PW appeared to be in bad health and were poorly dresses. They were marching at regular pace and were guarded by 3 NKA men.
KT 1843 16 sep 51
O/a Sep 51, PW observed aprx 30 UN PW marching N at a normal pace at an area while PW and others were coming S to 45th Div CP. The UN PW appeared in poor health and were marching, guarded by 3 NKA men, in the rain.
KT 1847 25 sep 51
5 sep 51, PW saw two UN PW in the 6th Div CP area. One UN PW was wearing red silk scarf. These PW were being taken to V Corps CP at ONCHON-NI.
KT1851 25 Sep 51
12 Sep 51, PW talked to one soldier who identified himself as US 2d Div soldier, rank Sgt, Sqd Ldr in rifle Co, unit unk to PW, wearing a steel helmet with white arrow and markings in center, painted on both sides, at 6th Div CP area. E slope of Hill 619 (DT1148).
(Editor) Within the preceding 12 days, only one man is missing from 2nd Div - SFC Booker T Hardeway Jr supposedly KIA 2 Sep 51 from K Company, 9th Regiment. This is where a Veteran
from this unit could really help us out with an explanation of the helmet markings.
KT1852 Captured 25 Sep 51
15 Sep 51, PW saw 24 US PW being escorted N by four NK soldiers toward BOHYON-NI.
KT 1922 Captured 24 Sep 51
16 Sep, the 5th Co captured one US PW vicinity SE of Hill 602, (CT808424). No insignia was observed on this PW. He was evacuated t ohe Div CP 17 sep 51.
KT1865 21 Sep 51
14 Sep 51, PW Lee saw 2 Amer pilots at WAE KUM GAN, where they had been shot down by NKA HMG. The UN PW had to take off their clothes, but they appeared in good health. The UN PW were crew members of a jet plane which was shot down 14 Aug 51. PW described one of the pilots as being stocky built man with very blond hair. UN PW stated he had been in JAPAN for 1 month and in Korea 15 days.
The other pilot was described as being of medium build, and brown hair.
The pilots were asked what targets they planned to attack. The UN PW answered that they would attack NKA units in WAE KUM GAN-KO SONG GUN area. The UN PW were beaten on face and body and PW saw blood on UN PW.
(Editor) Most jet aircraft (F-80 & F-86) were single-seat as were F-51 prop planes.
The only still missing air crew during that week are the following:
Gerald Brose USAF F-80 MIA 11 Aug 51
Murrit Davis USAF F-51 KIA 14 Aug 51
William Green USAF F-51 MIA 14 Aug 51
John Grossman USAF F-51 KIA 14 Aug 51
John Horn USAF F-51 MIA 14 Aug 51
Fred Koch USN Acft MIA 11 Aug 51
James Venes USN Acrt MIA 11 Aug 51
KT 1969 captured 27 Sep 51
21 Sep 51, PW heard from his Plat Ldr that 7th Co captured one medic and one
(unreadable) . . . soldier vic TOGIOM (CT392407). These PW were evacuated (unreadable).
KT 1972 captured 28 Sep 51
11 Sep 51, PW heard from a Propaganda Section Chief named LIANG who came to (CT236324) to give a one day lecture to the 415th Regt soldiers, that all UN PW should be taken care of and sent to Army Hq. In addition, "PW heard many times from his Co <X> that the slightest maltreatment of UN PW would be considered a serious violation of "Combat Discipline" and would be considered cause for severe punishment. PW said that such violation was very rare and even during the civil war in CHINA CCF soldiers were severely punished for maltreatment of CNA soldiers.
KT1874 23 Sep 51
KT 2009 captured 29 Sep 51
KT 2019 captured 29 Sep 51
KT 2084 captured 5 Oct 51
KT 2096 captured 2 Oct 51
KT 2122 captured 19 Sep 51
KT2162 7 OCT 51
KT2221 13 OCT 51
KT2250 9 OCT 51
KT2285 16 OCT 51
KT2028 18 SEP 51
KT2009 29 SEP 51
KT1969 27 SEP 51
KT1972 28 SEP 51
KT1929 27 SEP 51
KT1809 18 Sep 51
KT2141captured 4 Oct 51
KT2242 13 Oct 51
KT2408 5 Oct 51
KT2524 4 Nov 51
KT2540 30Oct 51
KT2582 10 Nov 51
KT2626 A group of 20 N Korean Militia arrived at the scene two days later. Of
the three men in the crew, two were still alive, although one appeared to
have a broken leg. The Militia immediately stripped the men of their
uniforms and then shot and killed the injured men. The remaining man,
'believed to be an officer, was taken prisoner. No further information. KT2714 10 Dec 51 KT2732 10 Dec 51 Captured by 1st Plat 3rd Co Recon Bn and taken to 1st Div CP after being
interr at Recon Bn CP KT2947 captured 24 Feb 52 KT3021 3 Mar 52 KT3133 6 Apr 52 KT3308 25 May 52 KT3434 17 Jun 52 KT3491 15 Jul 52 KT3500 13 Jul 52 KT3566 captured Jul 52 KT3568 28Jul 52 KT3592 28 Jul52 KT3701 KT3708 1 Nov 51, PW was traveling on his way to the 151h Div Supply Sec and
passed through vic of (DT225535). He obs the wrecked Corsair plane with 1 of
the wings 70m East of the plane and across the stream. Obs the dead
pilot in the cockpit,, and unexploded rockets on the 'right wing of the
plane. 1 mo later heard from other soldiers that the 37mm AA. Gun Bn Comndr
had taken a gold ring and cigarette lighter from the dead pilot for himself.
Also learned that the aircraft was salvaged by the 45th Div 21 Sep 51, heard from soldiers in the 15th Div that another F4U-A Corsair
aircraft was shot down by small arms fire 3000 m S of IPO-RI (DT2354). The
pilot was dead in the cockpit and a piece of a map was found in the plane..
A quarrel between pers of the 15th Div and the 45 Div ensued as to. who shot
the Corsair aircraft and who should receive the credit. The aircraft was
salvaged 5 Oct 51 , The NKA troops were more afraid of a US F-51 Mustang than/the Navy's
F4U-A Corsair. The Corsair was inferior to the Mustang in speed and MG fire.
The NKA troops always took cover when a Mustang attacked, but attempted to
shoot down a Corsair with small arms fire.
A group of 20 N Korean Militia arrived at the scene two days later. Of the three men in the crew, two were still alive, although one appeared to have a broken leg. The Militia immediately stripped the men of their uniforms and then shot and killed the injured men. The remaining man, 'believed to be an officer, was taken prisoner. No further information.
KT2714 10 Dec 51
KT2732 10 Dec 51
Captured by 1st Plat 3rd Co Recon Bn and taken to 1st Div CP after being interr at Recon Bn CP
KT2947 captured 24 Feb 52
KT3021 3 Mar 52
KT3133 6 Apr 52
KT3308 25 May 52
KT3434 17 Jun 52
KT3491 15 Jul 52
KT3500 13 Jul 52
KT3566 captured Jul 52
KT3568 28Jul 52
KT3592 28 Jul52
1 Nov 51, PW was traveling on his way to the 151h Div Supply Sec and passed through vic of (DT225535). He obs the wrecked Corsair plane with 1 of the wings 70m East of the plane and across the stream. Obs the dead pilot in the cockpit,, and unexploded rockets on the 'right wing of the plane. 1 mo later heard from other soldiers that the 37mm AA. Gun Bn Comndr had taken a gold ring and cigarette lighter from the dead pilot for himself. Also learned that the aircraft was salvaged by the 45th Div
21 Sep 51, heard from soldiers in the 15th Div that another F4U-A Corsair aircraft was shot down by small arms fire 3000 m S of IPO-RI (DT2354). The pilot was dead in the cockpit and a piece of a map was found in the plane.. A quarrel between pers of the 15th Div and the 45 Div ensued as to. who shot the Corsair aircraft and who should receive the credit. The aircraft was salvaged 5 Oct 51
, The NKA troops were more afraid of a US F-51 Mustang than/the Navy's F4U-A Corsair. The Corsair was inferior to the Mustang in speed and MG fire. The NKA troops always took cover when a Mustang attacked, but attempted to shoot down a Corsair with small arms fire.