In another photo taken by the Japanese in 1943, an unknown POW takes a break from chopping wood at what was referred to as Major Fitch's Kitchen. The kitchen was under the immediate command of T/Sgt. James S. Grossman, 19th Air Base Squadron, 10th Air Base Group. Maj. Alva R. Fitch was with the 23rd Field Artillery, Philippine Scouts.
T/Sgt. James S. Grossman died in the sinking of the Arian Maru.
Maj. Alva R. Fitch survived the war and served in Korea. He became a Lieutenant General.
Courtesy of John Eakin