POW - "B" Force

 

 

Introduction Training War Prisoner of War Return to Australia  

POW | Surrender - 1942 | Singapore - from Feb.1942 | Burma -Thailand Railway | "A" Force | "B" Force | "C" Force | "D" Force | "E" Force | "F" Force | "G" Force | "H" Force | "J" Force | Singapore - from March, 1945 | Surrender - 1945

Borneo

  • "B" Force

    • 1500 men left Singapore on Ubi Maru on 8/7/1942

    • Arrived Sandakan 17/7/1942

    • Marched inland to No. 1 Prisoners of War Camp, British North Borneo, HQ Kuching

    • They had to build a two runway airfield, 8 km from the camp

(Source: Prisoners of War - Australians Under Nippon)

Other pages

Further reading

  • Nelson, Hank, Prisoners of War - Australians Under Nippon (ABC Enterprises, Sydney, NSW. 1985)

Last updated 12/02/2014