Returned WWII Marine Mail Captured on Corregidor Died in an Osaka POW Camp
And died in a Japanese prison camp. Mikucki from Chicago to Private First Class Walter Mikucki at the Osaka Yodogawa Bunsho POW Camp in Japan. Envelope only, no letter. The envelope was addressed to Private First Class Walter Mikucki at the Osaka Yodogawa Bunsho POW Camp in Japan. The envelope was opened by a U. Censor and resealed using censor tape annotated, Examined by 6587. The address was subsequently obliterated with a red cross and black bands using grease pencil or crayon. It has a circular. In the lower right corner dated Nov. With text that appears to read [LIBER]ATED HQ. Ther is a USMC pointing finger return-to-sender hand. That point to the return. Mikucki was a member of the 4th Marine Regiment when, as war clouds rumbled in the Pacific, the unit was sent from China to Corregidor to help defend Manila Bay in the Philippines. Shortly after its arrival, Japan launched its sneak attack on Pearl Harbor and allied bases throughout the Pacific. Corregidor was bombed continuously from late. 1941 until May 5. When an overwhelming force of Japanese soldiers landed on the island. After tanks were brought ashore the following day, Lt. Johathan Wainwright realized defeat was imminent and surrendered fearing the thousand or so wounded men and bedraggled defenders would be. Although most of the 4th Marine Regiment had been killed, the remaining men were transported to prison camps in Japan. The Yodogawa Bunsho Camp near Osaka was one of the smallest. Of war camps, and records in the National Archives identify only 12 prisoners that were known to have been held there. Mikuckis name is not on that list. Other records show that Mikucki may have been imprisoned at various times at the Itchioke, Chikko, and Umeda Bunsho camps. He died from unknown causes on March 11, 1943. This information was not provided by the Japanese to the Red Cross as Mikuckis parents sent this letter ten months later. Also, there is no mention of anything similar in. View My Other Items For Sale. I know that this can be expensive, but I’ve switched to this method because I’ve had too many claims of non-receipt by international buyers. Please don’t assume anything that is not specifically stated or shown on this listing page. This is a Read’Em Again Books sale. Read’Em Again books is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), the Ephemera Society, the Manuscript Society, the American Philatelic Society (APS), the U. Philatelic Classics Society, and the Military Postal History Society (MPHS). We think that you’ll find our prices to be very competitive with other internet book sellers. In addition to a nice selection of Americana, diaries, journals, photograph albums, and other unique personal narratives, we also maintain a small stock of children’s books, illustrated books, unusual non-fiction as well as ephemera, philatelic items, prints, sheet music, maps, and occassionally postcards, antique toys & games, tobacciana, and breweriana. Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting. Create your brand with Auctiva’s. Attention Sellers – Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item “Returned WWII Marine Mail Captured on Corregidor Died in an Osaka POW Camp” is in sale since Wednesday, August 9, 2017. This item is in the category “Stamps\United States\Covers\Postal History”. The seller is “ksanftleben” and is located in Dumfries, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Bermuda.
- Place of Origin: United States
- Quality: Used
- Topic: WWII