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Old 23rd July 2019, 11:29
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Identification of Japanese POW camp on Java

The Danish volunteer in the Malaya Volunteer Air Force Asger Laursen was captured by the Japanese in Java. From NA: WO 345/30 includes the name of the camp in Japanese (Kanji as I understrand it). Would anyone be able to help translate it into a camp name?

The first letter translate into the word "claw" or "nail" as far as I have gathered.


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Post Re: Identification of Japanese POW camp on Java

hello mikkel,

I can't "read" it, but maybe these two can help:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...g_World_War_II
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This is an incomplete list of Japanese-run military prisoner-of-war and civilian internment and concentration camps during World War II. Some of these camps were for prisoners of war (POW) only. Some also held a mixture of POWs and civilian internees, while others held solely civilian internees.
https://www.indischekamparchieven.nl...er-island/java
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Prisoners of war
The more than 30,000 Dutch, Indo-European, Australian, British and American POWs in West Java were initially assembled in large camps in Tasikmalaja, Leles, Garut, Sukabumi, Bandung, Tjimahi, and Batavia.
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Old 23rd July 2019, 16:05
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Re: Identification of Japanese POW camp on Java

There is a Japanese site which does POW research here. They have both a Japanese and English version of the site, with a "Contact Us" right on the top of the page.

http://www.powresearch.jp/jp/index.html
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Re: Identification of Japanese POW camp on Java

Hello Mikkel.

Those "Kanji" mean "Island of Java".

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Old 23rd July 2019, 19:29
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Re: Identification of Japanese POW camp on Java

His name appears a few times on the fold3.com Japanese POW lists.

In one file/folder he is listed as a Danish Officer and the whole package is titled:

"Far East: Movement Lists; October 1944; Camp III to Batavia to Bandoeng"


Two of the pages are in a section called "Japanese Index Cards of Allied Prisoners of War and Internees, World War II".

The pages appear to be the front and back of a card from a card file and show personal info (date of birth, parent's names, etc.).

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Re: Identification of Japanese POW camp on Java

Thank you for very helpful replies.

Two of the fold3 references are indeed his POW card from which the Kanji comes from, but I had not noticed the title of the package.

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