Knox/Rinehart

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Knox/Rinehart - Lt. Khox, Pirisoner in Japan Longest of All...
Lt. Khox, Pirisoner in Japan Longest of All Tank Men, and Sgft Rinehart Are Home Held in a prison camp in Japan the longest of any Janesville member member of the 192nd Tank battalion, First Lt. Henry M. Knox, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross V. Knox, 2229 Riverside drive, Beloit, and brother of Sgt Forrest Knox, also a member member of the battalion, arrived in Janesville at 11:40 p. m. Wednesday. Wednesday. He is the only officer of the local companies to rurvive the fall of Bataan and Japanese prison life. Lt. Knox was the second menu her'of the old 32nd Division Tank company to return home yesterday, Sgt Orvis L. Rinehart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Rineharl, 1416 Osborn Osborn avenue, . having arrived at noon. i •, : Within seven months of the Jail of Bataan, Lt. Knox was taken to Japan, leaving the Philippines in November of 1942. Even at that early stage of the war, when Japan Japan still had plenty of ships and danger of American attacks, on shipping was slight, the Japanese packed prisoners in holds of ships just as they did later in 1944. .,' Got Jap Newspapers He was first held at Toyonaga until ,'anuary of 1943 when he was transferred to Zentsuji where he remained until he was taken to Yokkaichi on Jan. 16, 1943. He was held there until' four months before before liberation. During those four mon'.hs he was put to work on farms. Zentsuji was a Vpropagan- da" camp, the one the Japs held out as an example of all prison camps. Whatever records he had were either lost during the last days of Bataan or were taken from him by HENRY M. KNOX the Japanese.- However, he '.has been able to .'gather a few notes and'.from - contacts..'-with, other members -oJ the battalion;; he-has quite a bit of information on the organization and .its men.//He is expected to release his data for publication within a few days after he has had more.time to study it with- other liberated members of l he unit '^ Prisoners ( jn Japan were not in

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  1. Janesville Daily Gazette,
  2. 01 Nov 1945, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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