Japanese Soldier

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Item Details

Title

Japanese Soldier

Subject

Military uniforms
Prisoners of war

Description

"Japanese soldier - Hid out on Biak waiting for his unit to return so he could re-join them. Unable to walk, he was brought in on a make-shift stretcher" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Survivor. Hill photographed this unidentified Japanese soldier sometime during Septermber, 1944. He would have been one of the 462 Japanese prisoners-of-war identified by the Sixth Army's count in mid-October, 1944: 'Japanese casualties on Biak included 6,127 killed or found dead, 462 Japanese PW's, and 304 Formosan PW's. In addition it was estimated that there were 2,000 unlocated dead....[By early 1945,] 'probably less than 1,500 men of the Japanese garrison [of over 12,000] remained alive." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Hill, Fred

Date

1944-09

Contributor

Helten, Paula (curator)

Rights

(c)Eastern Oregon University. This image is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/). Acknowledgement of Eastern Oregon University as a source is required. For print quality images, prints, or high resolution tiff files, or commercial uses please contact the Library Director at Eastern Oregon University.

Identifier

2010.1.268

Spatial Coverage

Biak, New Guinea

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill

Position: 1222 (5 views)