PFC James E. Mock, 60th CAC, was a Japanese POW from 1942-1945.
PFC James E. Mock, from Kansas City, Missouri, enlisted in the army in 1940, and eventually assigned to the 60th Coast Artillery (Anti-aircraft), and assigned to the Philippine Island Defenses at Manila and Subic Bays in 1941. He fought in the battles of Bataan and Corregidor, but became a prisoner of war to the Japanese, after the American army surrendered in the spring of 1942.
He was a POW from 1942 to 1945 (Osaka Main Camp, Japan), and later testified in the War Crimes trials concerning the abuse suffered while held by the Japanese army. There are downloaded copies of records on his enlistment, and some Restricted data about the findings, charges, etc. pertaining to the prison camps.
Mock’s ID aluminum bracelet, (without chain) has his unit and ASN. It measures an inch and a half.
As most of you may know, the treatment of these prisoners was harsh, and from what I have personally seen of items belonging to any of the Bataan Death marchers, they came through their ordeal with very little clothing and even less personal trappings. Usually what you see are the share basics such as mess cans and cups, bracelets, and not much else.
This is a rare find for an identified American POW from the Pacific Theater.