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Olongapo jetty in Subic Bay, Philippines, 15 Dec 1944 with the troop ship, Oryoku Maru that was being used to transport 1,620 allied prisoners of war. The ship was attacked and sunk, killing 200 POWs. Photo 2 of 2.

Caption   Olongapo jetty in Subic Bay, Philippines, 15 Dec 1944 with the troop ship, Oryoku Maru that was being used to transport 1,620 allied prisoners of war. The ship was attacked and sunk, killing 200 POWs. Photo 2 of 2. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
Identification Code   NH 95603
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Philippines Campaign, Phase 2   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Photos in Series See all photos in this series
Photos on Same Day 15 Dec 1944
Photos at Same Place Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippines
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 1 Jun 2019

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Licensing  Public Domain. According to the United States copyright law (United States Code, Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105), in part, "[c]opyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government".



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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
26 May 2019 11:28:32 PM

It was not known to the attackers that the Oryoku Maru carried POWs. Once the attack began, the Japanese unchained the prisoners and allowed them to swim for their lives. They did not escape, however, and many went on to die later due to the deplorable conditions imposed by the Japanese.
2. Mike C says:
20 Oct 2020 07:08:25 AM

I was wondering, are those arrowheads
structures in the lower left of this picture fishing weirs?

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WW2-Era Place Name Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippines
Lat/Long 14.8124, 120.2824
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