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Mandai Airfield labour camp in Makassar

Town: Makassar
District: South and southeast Celebes
Region: Celebes
Location: Makassar is situated on the southwest coast of Celebes (Sulawesi). The Mandai airfield was approximately 18 kilometres northeast of the city.
From 1942 to June 1944 this location served as a prisoner of war camp >>
Internees: prisoners of war
Information: Detachments of prisoners of war from the infantry encampment in Makassar were put to work at the airfield at Mandai. Due to the language barrier with the local people, these were mainly British and American prisoners of war.In June 1944, they were transferred to the Mariso camp, closer to the city of Makassar.