Omori Main Camp Aka Shinagawa Camp

Omori Main Camp A.K.A
Shinagawa Camp (1941 to 1945)
Keith Mathews and
Maha Al Kaabi 9E
Located in
Camp Omori
Most the prisoners taken captive were
from the US.
 However there were others from England,
Canada, Australia, Portugal, Italy,
Netherlands and Estonia.
 A total of 606 prisoners stayed in camp
 An Average of 150 POWs every year.
What duties did the prisoners
Jobs were assigned in groups.
"Cleaning up" the city of Omori adjacent the
Develop a garden area in Omori.
Next to the railroad tracks on the TokyoYokohama rail sector.
They were given no tools.
“Honey Buckets”
When they needed more supplies like
 They were given a 10 or 12-foot bamboo
pole and a wooden bucket
 They had to gather human refuse.
 They then poured it into the trenches to
serve as fertilizer.
Extreme Hunger
They were never allowed to eat any of
crops that resulted.
 Extreme hunger caused some of the
soldiers to violate the rule and
severe immediate beatings by guards,
if they were caught.
Living Conditions in Omori Camp
The Japanese did not abide by any human
conventions nor was the camp monitored
by the Red cross . The prisoners were
humiliated and tortured. The living
conditions were horrifyingly wicked.
Prisoners died of abuse, malnutrition,
neglect and other disorders. Their
treatment as POWs was described as an
"inquisitional form of barbarism."
Death Rate
Your chance of survival
was 27%. Mostly one or
two hours after being
Hap Halloran - POW
Born in the year 1922 and died very
recently this year.
 He was from Cincinnati, Ohio.
 Mr. Halloran joined the Air Force because
of his fascination with airplanes and
travel, a lifelong interest. He also wanted
to avenge the attack on Pearl Harbor.
How did he end up in Omori
◦ He fought in Japan.
◦ Hap Halloran was moved from a lion cage at
the Ueno Zoo to the Omori Main Camp.
Initially, the Japanese captured him during an
air battle when a Japanese fighter plane (Nick)
came head on and critically damaged their
What he experienced in camp:
The Japanese restricted him from eating
any of the crops the he and his mates
grew at the railroad. They were forced to
dig the trenches and the vegetable
patches without tools. He witnessed
prisoners who were shot dead and buried.
He suffered from many infectious diseases
due to the unhygienic living and sanitary
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