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Railroad Camp 9 Logas in Pakanbaroe

Town: Pakanbaroe
District: Eastcoast of Sumatra
Region: Sumatra
Location: Pakanbaroe is on Siak River in East-Sumatra. Logas was approximately 142 kilometres south of Pakanbaroe.
From 01 June 1945 to 23 August 1945 this location served as a prisoner of war camp >>
Internees: prisoners of war
Information: Between May 1944 and August 1945, forced laborers - prisoners of war and romushas - laid a railway line approximately 220 kilometres long between Pakanbaroe and Moeara, which was finished on August 15th 1945. In total, there were 14 camps along the railway line from which work was done. In Camp 9, the prisoners worked on the maintaining and laying of railway line. As of June 1st 1945, the technical service/smithy from camp 1 in Pakanbaroe moved to Logas.
Commendant: kpt. Miyazaki Ryohei; lt. Doi Izami; lt. Nagai Susumi
Guards: Japanese military personnel, Koreans
Camp leaders: wingcomm. P.S. Davis; lt.-kol. W.C.M. Slabbekoorn; kpt. J.S. Rosier
Literature: Hovinga, H., Op dood spoor. Het drama van de Pakan Baroe-spoorweg 1943-1945 (Franeker 2009-5)
Neumann, H. en E. van Witsen, De Sumatra Spoorweg. Documentatie (Middelie 1985-2)
Hovinga, H., The Sumatra railroad. Final destination Pakan Baroe, 1943-1945 (Leiden 2010)

From 23 August 1945 to 29 September 1945 this location served as a ex-Japanese camp >>
Internees: prisoners of war
Information: On August 25th 1945 the ex-prisoners of war in the railway camp near Logas were informed that Japan had surrendered. A day later, Dr. A. Leen held a service of thanksgiving. The ex-prisoners of war were transferred by train, probably on 29 September 1945, to Camp 2 near Soengeitengkirang. The English ex-prisoners of war left via the Pakanbaroe airfield for Singapore.
Camp leaders: kpt. J.S. Rosier
Literature: Hovinga, H., Met de dood voor ogen. Overleven in de strijd om Indiƫ (Franeker 2005)