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Airfield Labour Camp in Singosari

Town: Singosari
District: East Java
Region: Java
Location: Singosari was approximately 15 kilometres north of Malang (East Java). The airfield of the same name was approximately 5 kilometres east of Singosari.
From March 1942 to 05 September 1942 this location served as a prisoner of war camp >>
Internees: prisoners of war
Number of internees: 500
Number of deceased: 4
Information: Approximately 500 Royal Air Force (RAF) ground personnel were stationed at the Singosari airfield. They were taken as prisoners of war and put to work rebuilding and expanding the airfield. On September 5th 1942, they were taken to the HBS Camp and to Camp Jaarmarkt in Soerabaja. Four British men were executed on May 4th after an escape attempt.