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East-Indies camps ( Indische kamparchieven ENG )


Artillery Encampment in Balikpapan

Town: Balikpapan
District: Southeastern region of Borneo
Region: Borneo
Location: Balikpan is situated on the east coast of Borneo.
From April 1943 to 19 December 1944 this location served as a prisoner of war camp >>
Internees: prisoners of war
Number of internees: 650 (approximately)
Number of deceased: 30
Information: In April, 1943 European and native prisoners of war were assembled in a former artillery camp, Sentosa, in Balikpapan, which was encircled by a two-metre high barbed-wire fence. On 19 December 1944 the prisoners moved to a self-built bivouac near Goenoeng Malang.