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Tandjoeng Perak Airfield in Soerabaja

Town: Soerabaja
District: East Java
Region: Java
Location: Soerabaja is on East Java, opposite the island of Madoera. The Tandjoeng Perak airfield was to the northwest of the city.
From March 1942 to 15 September 1942 this location served as a prisoner of war camp >>
Internees: prisoners of war
Number of internees: 400
Information: At the end of March 1942, prisoners of war from Madoera, Central and East Java, and a group of a approximately 400 civilian men from Soerabaja were interned in sheds, offices, and outbuildings belonging to the Java-China-Japan Line, in the Tandjoeng Perak harbour. They were put to work by day doing, among other things, cleaning and repair work at the Tandjoeng Perak Airfield. Between 5 and 15 September, the British, Australian and American prisoners of war were taken to the HBS in Soerabaja. The Dutch, Moluccan and Menadonese prisons of war went to the Jaarmarkt terrain in Soerabaja.