by my wife Maureen on May 30, 2007, from family friend George
Leck, author of a detailed book on the experiences of
the Pootung & other Allied internees during World War
II entitled “Captives of Empire:
The Japanese Internment of Allied Civilians in China (1941-1945)”]:
knew this existed for years, but only recently did I finally
track it down.
is a sketch done by an internee in Pootung Camp. He was an American
architect who had been caught in Manila, Philippines. The Japanese
transferred him and about 100 other Americans from Manila to
Shanghai in 1942.
Laycock, who was also in Pootung, commissioned the architect
to draw a sketch of his section in camp. He was paid in cigarettes.
don't know if your father will be able to see the drawing (he
suffers from macular degeneration),
but I have attached it to this email. It is of the exact area
your father was living in. You can see his name, 'Malloy' written
in over the second to last bunk on the right, all the way in