USS Cleveland CL-55 Reunion Association


Aerial photos of Wakayama, Japan area
September 1945

"The Cleveland was part of a task force that left Okinawa for Wakanoura Wan (the name of the bay in which we anchored near Wakayama) with hospital ships to pick up prisoners of war. The photographs were taken by me or whoever was in the back cockpit as we flew ahead of the task force reconnoitering."

--- Lt. Charles Stewart

Photo courtesy of Lt. Charles Stewart

Dejuma Wharf in the town of Wakanoura on the north side
of Wakanoura Wan, about 5 miles south of Wakayama. The prisoners of war were evacuated from the Osaka-Kyoto area of Japan from this town and wharf.



Photo courtesy of Lt. Charles Stewart




Photo courtesy of Lt. Charles Stewart

U.S. Navy Hospital ship Consolation making ready to depart Wakanoura Wan with the last of recovered POWs from the Osaka-Kyoto area





Photo courtesy of Lt. Charles Stewart

Mill area at Wakayama photographed from scout plane




Photo courtesy of Lt. Charles Stewart

Japanese fishing boat passed on the way into Wakayama




Photo courtesy of Lt. Charles Stewart

View of Wakayama, Japan showing burned area in background



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