Supplies Dropped on POW Camps in Japan

September 1945Aerial Photographs

With the Japanese surrender official, B-29 bombers shifted their focus to providing aid for the thousands of Allied POWs held in Japan. Often identified only by the “PW” written in the camps themselves, once located, the bombers completed numerous missions to bring much needed food and clothing to the prisoners.

Charles W. Vann (Vyhnanek) Collection