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All images have been reduced in size. They were sent to me by Espen F. Johansson, whose father, Wilfred Falch Johansson was a crew member of Ravnaas. My POW's page has the names of all the others. For more information about what happened to this ship and those among the crew who were not interned, please go to M/S Ravnaas. Wilfred died in 1986, and after his death Espen gave his papers to the Aust-Agder Museum, where they can be found today. Among the documetns he left behind there was also a "newspaper" from the camp. This has been included on the next few pages, starting with this page.

To a really super guy! Hoping you'll remember the three dopey sisters. Juanina(?).
P.S. No need to ask you to remember one of them.
(From room 54).

The Spanish text here says something like: To Willy. In memory of a friend who will always remember you and who wishes you all the luck and happiness in the world. From Marita. (Also from Cell No. 54)

This one is also from Marita

Meal Tickets:


Continue to the Santo Tomás "newspaper" on next page

M/S Ravnaas' Story
Crew list for Ravnaas

Other pages on this website dealing with Merchant Marine POW's:
Life in Imprisonment/Page 1 - Prisoner on On I-10 - Life at Ofuna - Life at Omori - Madrono's Men
Life in Imprisonment/Page 2 - The fate of Woolgar's survivors, (Andaman Islands - Changi Prison - Sime Road Camp).
Merchant Marine Prisoners of War
Labor Camps in N. Africa
Rudzin's Diary
Captain Messel's Diary
Odd's letters
Kvarstad Ships & Men POW's

Related external websites:
Santo Tomás Civilian Internment Camp - History, artifacts, pictures etc.
Santo Tomás - Images and personal stories.
Recollections of LT Dorothy Still Danner, NC, USN - U.S. Navy Nurse, Prisoner of War in the Philippines, 1942-1945, captured by the Japanese in Manila and imprisoned at Santo Thomas and Los Banos.
British Civilian Internees - This site holds a list of British civilian prisoners held in the Philippines during the war on file.
Notice to Internees - Some of the internees, including men from Ravnaas, were transferred to Los Baños, about 25 miles southeast of Manila, in the spring of 1943.

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