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To Where Are We Going To Be Posted? (February - March 1944)

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This chapter talks about the author's experiences between February and March of 1944. He was a part of the 38th Infantry Regiment, was sent to Liaoyang, crossed the Manchu-Korean border and reached Pusan (Busan) in southernmost Korea. Serving in the Navy, he was aboard the ship, Akimaru, the author and his companions were packed tightly like cattle right up to the doors. Each deck of the destroyer ship, disguised as cargo ship, was so full of cargo that there was little space to stand. The ship, hit by enemy torpedoes was heeling and struggling to proceed by decreasing the speed from twelve or thirteen knots to five knots. After a long, troubled voyage to an unknown destination, on 4 March 1944, they were told that we were on Guam in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Keywords: Akimaru; Guam; Higashiyamamaru; Pusan; Sakitomaru



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