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Kendari in Kendari

Town: Kendari
District: South and southeast Celebes
Region: Celebes
Location: Kendari is situated on the south coast of Celebes (Sulawesi).
From 25 January 1942 to [June 1942] this location served as a prisoner of war camp >>
Other name: Kendari I
Internees: prisoners of war
Information: On 24 January 1942, the just-completed military airfield Kendari fell into Japanese hands nearly undamaged as result of a surprise attack by the Japanese navy. The airfield was put to use for Japanese fighter planes and bombers. Some of the members of the small KNIL garrison stationed at Kendari were interned at the prison in Kendari's military encampment. The majority of these were native military personnel, most of whom were later on released or impressed into the Japanese military. In the area of the camp, there was an execution site where "European" and native military personnel and civilians were put to death. These were buried in a Chinese graveyard at Kendari, a short distance from the military encampment. Several dozen internees were transferred to the infantry camp at Makassar in June 1942.
Commendant: kpt. Yokohama

From 25 January 1942 to [June 1942] this location served as a prisoner of war camp >>
Other name: Kendari II
Internees: prisoners of war
Information: On 24 January 1942, the just-completed military airfield Kendari fell into Japanese hands nearly undamaged as result of a surprise attack by the Japanese navy. The airfield was put to use for Japanese fighter planes and bombers. Some of the members of the small KNIL garrison stationed at Kendari were interned at the prison in Kendari's military encampment. The majority of these were native military personnel, most of whom were later on released or impressed into the Japanese military. In the area of the camp, there was an execution site where "European" and native military personnel and civilians were put to death. These were buried in a Chinese graveyard at Kendari, a short distance from the military encampment. Several dozen internees were transferred to the infantry camp at Makassar in June 1942.
Commendant: kpt. Yokohama