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Goenoeng Api in Tarakan

Town: Tarakan
District: Southeastern region of Borneo
Region: Borneo
Location: Tarakan is situated on the island of Tarakan, off the east coast of Borneo.
From 27 April 1945 to 13 June 1945 this location served as a prisoner of war camp >>
Internees: prisoners of war
Number of internees: 395
Information: On April 27th, 1945, the native prisoners of war were moved from the artillery encampment to a forest bivouac near Goenoeng Api. After a week, it became clear that 150 prisoners had escaped, and more were continuing to do so. On June 13th the remaining prisoners of war reached Australian lines.