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Semplak Airfield work camp in Buitenzorg

Town: Buitenzorg
District: West Java
Region: Java
Location: Buitenzorg (now Bogor) is situated on West Java, approximately 50 kilometres from Batavia (Jakarta). The Semplak airfield was approximately 12 kilometres northwest of Buitenzorg.
From March 1942 to [June 1942] this location served as a prisoner of war camp >>
Internees: prisoners of war
Information: During the first months of the occupation in 1942, prisoners of war were put to work at the Semplak airfield. They worked on the repair and expansion of the runways. They were probably housed in the former Semplak insane asylum, near the airport.