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    Default Malayan R.A.F. POWs In Japan

    Malayan R.A.F. POWs In Japan
    Sunday Tribune (Singapore), 21 October 1945, Page 3

    Following are the names of the RAF Malayan Personnel who had been PoW in Japan

    I am Listing only Deceased plus 1 other (See Menon)

    I cannot Track two of these on CWGC or RAFCommands

    From Penang
    V Paul
    Tan Ah Wah Aircraftman 2nd Class TAN TEIK WAH (786295) 1943-02-27
    Ng Heng Siat Aircraftman 2nd Class NG HONG SEAH (786293) 1943-01-31
    Khaw Kok Cheng

    From Singapore
    Tan Goek Hye -- Aircraftman 1st ClassTAN GEOK HYE (785776) 1943-08-09
    Bong Sye Chong -- Aircraftman 1st Class BONG SYE CHONG (785873) 1943-05-06

    From Perak
    Kwet Tat See -- Aircraftman 2nd Class KWEK TUCK SEE (786224) 1943-06-19


    But also released
    K P D Menon -> NOT Aircraftman 2nd Class KILAKI P V MENON (785799) I think this is him on Unaccounted list for 1945-11-14
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    Default Re: Malayan R.A.F. POWs In Japan

    Paul

    Fold3.com has WO361/1386 Deaths of British Personnel Recorded at Mitsushima Camp:

    786293 NG HONG SEAH - January 31st 1943, death due to Pneumonia, Mitsushima Camp

    786295 TAN TEIK WAH - February 27th 1943, death due to Pneumonia, Mitsushima Camp

    786233 (note number) KWEK TUCK SEE - June 19th 1943, death due to Pneumonia, Mitsushima Camp

    From WO 392 POW Lists 1943-1945:

    MENON could be A.C.1 785867 (corrected from 985867) MENON Kuminal P. D., captured March 8th 1943, released September 2nd 1945, Camp FU.

    He's recorded in WO 361 Casualties and Missing Personnel 1939-1945 as MENON Kuminal Paranghatti Damodara AC1 985867.

    I can't see any further details for the others.

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    Simon
    Last edited by wwrsimon; 18th November 2022 at 17:41. Reason: typo
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    Default Re: Malayan R.A.F. POWs In Japan

    So a different Menon then!

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    Paul

    Khaw Kok Cheng - nearest match on Fold3.com is from WO345, which has a card for A.C.2 Tan Kok Yen, 786088, Special Technical Corps, R.A.F., from Penang, Malaya, b. October 10th 1920. Captured 17.3.8, which I think from the Imperial Calendar works out as March 17th 1942?

    'V Paul' is a bit of a struggle...!

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