Thanks for your kind comment, uktabber.
There were many captured allied aircraft in Malaya, Singapore, Java and islands in the Pacific in 1942 but they have been introduced with scattered photos in the postwar. This is why I think this is a good chance to introduce them as a batch. Thanks again for your interest ?
WW2 Original photo showing Company of Japanese soldiers all resting. They all seem to have what looks like Arisaka Type 99 rifle. You can see a few with bayonets. I don’t have much info on the date or location unfortunately.
This day in 1945, Loa Kulu Massacre, Borneo, Japanese soldiers beheaded 144 Dutch prisoners, only after they had been forced to watch their wives being hacked to death with swords, and their children hurled down a mine shaft where all of the bodies were eventually dumped.
On the 30th of July 1945 around 144 to about 148 inmates (sources vary) were rounded up and driven to the mine at Loa Kulu. There the inmates were told they were sentenced to death after which the women were separated from the men and children. First the Japanese soldiers mutilated the women to death, after which they threw all the children down the mine shaft, then finally the men who first had to witness what happened to their wives and children were decapitated by Japanese soldiers. Their bodies and severed heads were thrown down the mine shaft as well, just as the mutilated bodies of the women
Samarinda remained under Japanese occupation until September 1945, when it was liberated by the 2/25th Battalion of the Australian 7th Division. The Australians also discovered the human remains in the mine shaft at Loa Kulu
We are a non commercial community interested only in the discussion of all things military.
We do not sell or authorise the use of images hosted on our servers, if you wish to purchase or use imagery contact the uploader directly.(you will need to register). Any requests received to purchase or use imagery will be ignored. Thank you and welcome to MI.Net
You have been here as a guest for a while, I guess we are doing something right?
Register as a member and join in the discussions, its completely free and we would welcome your contributions.
All the best admin - MI.Net
We value your privacy
We use essential cookies to make this site work, and optional cookies to enhance your experience.