The report on Shinsei Maru incident

Soon after the sinking of Shinsei Maru, Master Sergeant 平田楠雄 Hirata Masuo of the escorting squad had filed a report, complete with the names of those missing in action and those who survived. The commission of the physicians and medical workers is now clear, thanks to the research of Prof Tseng Ling-Yi. 神靖丸沉沒後不久,隨船護衛隊軍曹平田楠雄製作了一份報告,含全體生歿人員的名冊。

It turns out that the physicians were 奏待, i.e., equivalent to 奏任 (appointed by royal ministers), whereas medical assistants and immunologic assistants were both 判待, 判任 (appointed by Governor General of Taiwan). 他們的官階據曾令毅教授的研究,醫師們為奏待,即帝國大臣任用奏任的待遇,其餘人員為判待,即台灣總督任用的判任待遇。

The complete list of everyone on board can be seen or downloaded here 全部名單在此: 


This list may help whomever still seeking info on a father/brother missing during the Pacific War. 對還在尋找在太平洋戰爭未歸父兄的讀者,此名冊也許有點用處。