In about 2008, my father and I were going through a box of things he had in a closet. I found an envelope of photos and asked them what they were from.  He hesitantly told me that they were from a camp in Saipan were the islanders lived.  Evidently he was allowed to go there, there was no barbed wire.  However, cameras were prohibited!  Dad borrowed a camera from another sailor and went to visit the camp anyway.  Even at 84 years old he was worried that he would get in big trouble for taking the photos.

These are the photos he took.  Evidently there aren't many of the camp because of the camera prohibition.  I sent the originals to a museum on a nearby island, but scanned these first.

In Memorium
Rex Owen Lewis
1924 - 2011

Camp photos

Saipan Camp "a"
Saipan Camp "b"
Saipan Camp "c"
Saipan Camp "d"
Saipan Camp "e"
Saipan Camp "f"
Saipan Camp "g"
Saipan Camp "h"
Saipan Camp "i"
Saipan Camp "j"
Saipan Camp "k"
Saipan Camp "l"
Saipan Camp "m"
Saipan Camp "n"
Saipan Camp "o"
Saipan Camp "p"
Saipan Camp "q"
Saipan Camp "r"
Saipan Camp "s"
Saipan Camp "t"

Other Saipan photos

Rex Lewis Feb 1945
Saipan 1
Saipan 2
Saipan 3
Saipan 4
Saipan 5
Saipan 6
Saipan 7
Saipan 8
Saipan 9
Saipan 10
Saipan 11
Saipan 12


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Teletype to Saipan from San Francisco
"The War is Over !"



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