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Attey Jr. , James Jervis

Rank and Name, Corporal James Jervis Attey Jr.

Unit/Placed in, POW. Camp Osaka (aka Honjo, Hoincho, Chikko), United States Marine Corps.


For the time being after the Death March he was imprison (4 months) at Camp Cabanatuan until departure of the “Hellship Tottori Maru”

Tottori MARU

The Tottori Maru was a Hell Ship.

The Tottori Maru, sailed from Manila on Aug 10, 1942 for Japan.

Onboard Aprox. 1960 POW for different POW Camps located in various Countries.


Camp Osaka POW Camp #1

aka Honjo/Hoincho/Chikko

They finished the camp 21 Sep 1942 in use: Osaka Camp #1 was originally established and designated as Osaka Main Camp when 150 men arrived here from the Zentsuji POW Camp.

19 Oct 1942: (Stadium POW Camp later converted to the Ichioka Hospital).

The Tottori Maru left Manila on Aug. 10, 1942 for Takao/ Pusan/ Moji/ Osaka and arrived on 11 Oct 1942 with approximate 230 more Americans.

1 Jun 1945: Destroyed by air raid; moved temporarily to other Camp.

Destroyed in B-29 raid on June 1, 1945, in Sep 1945 the Camp was terminated.


James is born approx. on 9 Nov. 1916 in Iowa.

Father, James J. Attey Sr.

Mother, Mary A. (Rowland) Attey.


James enlisted the service in Iowa with service number # 267875.


James died as POW in Camp Osaka on 30 Jan. 1943, he is honored with a POW Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


James is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.


Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

"Hellship Tottori Maru"
POW Camp Osaka
Christmas in Osaka
P.O.W. Medal
His rank Corporal