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Work Camp in Taliboera

Town: Taliboera
District: Flores
Region: Lesser Soenda Islands
Location: Taliboera is on the north coast of Flores, approximately 60 kilometres east of Maoemere.
From 31 May 1943 to 30 August 1943 this location served as a prisoner of war camp >>
Internees: prisoners of war
Number of internees: 314
Information: From the beginning of May to the end of August 1943, 314 prisoners of war from the Reyers Camp near Maoemere were put to work at Taliboera. They were tasked with the laying of two new assistance airfields, Wair Hoebing and Miser.
Commendant: lt. Ashida Shoji; sgt. Aoki Masashiro
Guards: Japanese military personnel, Koreans
Camp leaders: kpt. R. Reyers
Literature: Veenstra, J.H.W. e.a., Als krijgsgevangene naar de Molukken en Flores. Relaas van een Japans transport van Nederlandse en Engelse militairen 1943-1945 ('s-Gravenhage 1982)
Binnerts, C., "Alles is in orde, heeren....!" Een dagboek van het eiland Flores uit het jaar 1943 (Amsterdam 1947)