With several military hospitals in and around Camp Columbia looking after people wounded in the Pacific War Theatre, obviously a large number died. These soldiers were buried at the USAF Military Cemetery in Ipswich. In all 1206 of them were buried here. In 1947 the bodies were exhumed and brought to the USA.
Most burials were documented but some were unknown and there were three burials for members of the Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL).
The cemetery is now a park. A monument has been erected using the base of the flag pole which flew the American flag in the United States Armed Forces (USAF). The park – Manson Park – is named after the lady who cared for the graves during WWII. See also: Ozatwar
Total casualties in Asia and the Pacific by nation and type
|Nation||Killed or missing||Wounded||Prisoners of war||Civilian deaths|
|Netherlands East Indies (Dutch and Indonesians)||14.654||37,000||4,000,000|
Blank entries indicate that estimates are unavailable, but the numbers likely are small.
1Includes only losses in ground combat.
2Prior to 15 August 1945.
Casualties in selected U.S. divisions
Died of Wounds
|25||5,432||1,500||3,928||4||New Guinea, Luzon, southern Philippines|
|33||2,426||524||1.896||6||New Guinea, Luzon|
|40||3,025||748||2,273||4||Bismarcks, southern Philippines, Luzon|
|41||4,260||962||3,287||11||New Guinea, Luzon, southern Philippines|
|43||6,026||1,414||4,609||3||Guadalcanal, northern Solomons, New Guinea, Luzon|
|77||7,461||1,857||5.534||70||Eniwetok, Guam, Leyte, Okinawa|
|1 Cavalry||4,055||971||3,075||9||New Guinea, Bismarcks, Leyte, Luzon|
|11 Airborne||2,431||620||1,806||5||New Guinea, Leyte, Luzon|
|2 Marine||12,770||2,795||9,975||0||Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian, Okinawa|
|3 Marine||10,416||2,371||8.045||0||Bougainville, Guam, Iwo Jima|
|5 Marine||9,573||2,414||7.159||0||Iwo Jima|