Frank refers to his arrival in Manila following a journey from Japan on the US troop ship “Haskell”. Frank mentions he had initially travelled to Okinawa on a hospital ship on the 18th September. Frank writes of the B-29 food and medical supply parachute drops.
This letter was written approximately two weeks before Frank was captured by soldiers of the Japanese army. In the letter Frank mentions the family and a remittance that he had sent home.
Frank’s family received a letter from the Australian Prisoners of War Relatives’ Association regarding the transmission of a radio message by the Japanese army via Radio Singapore.
The Imperial Japanese Army issued their own currency during the occupation of various countries across Southeast Asia, China and the Pacific.