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Kadolph, Darnell W. Papers 


Dates: 1942-1968

Collection Number: COLL/689

Finding aid (Word)

Scope and Content Note

This collection is arranged in three folders. In the first folder are clippings and photographs.

The second folder contains articles about the dumping of millions of dollars' worth of gold and silver bullion into Manila Bay to prevent its capture by the Japanese, leading to what came to be known as the "Lost Treasure of Corregidor."

The third folder contains an article written by Kadolph concerning the "Hell Ships," Oryoku MaruBrazil Maru and Enoura Maru, which carried prisoners of war from Manila to Japan in December 1944 and January 1945. Kadolph managed to escape after his ship was bombed. The full story of those who were captured is described in personal narratives by Lieutenant Colonel O. O. Wilson, Paul Nagurmey, and Lieutenant Commander George Petritz. Also included in this folder are excerpts from File No. 014.13 and Public Relations Informational Summary No. 510, both of which provide further official details on the matter.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Papers of Darnell W. Kadolph, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.

Subject Headings (LCSH)

World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and Prisons.
Oryoku Maru (Prison Ship)
Brazil Maru (Prison Ship)
Enoura Maru (Prison Ship)
Wilson, O.O.
Nagurmey, Paul
Petritz, George
United States. Navy--History--Sources.



Published: Fri Aug 13 10:31:05 EDT 2021