PW Supply Mission to North Point POW Camp

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 01:03

Text on Flickr:

PW Supply Mission to Ngon Shon Chow, Hong Kong

This must be a literal translation of the Chinese name of the camp in Hong Kong., because I can not find even anything close to that name in the list of Japanese PW Camps in HK. Any suggestions?

Actually, the camp is North Point Refugee / POW camp [????- ]

Source: This image came from Flickr, see

Date picture taken
1 Sep 1945


The text may refer to Stonecutters, but I just can't see how the picture can be of it, the hills are just too high and extensive.

I agree with David it looks like North Point camp, because the building with the jagged roof is easily recognisable from the link he gives.

Is it possible that when the US Air Force flew these reconnaisance missions they operated from second hand information and had little help from anybody with local knowledge?  The way they named and mislabelled most photographs seem to me to be done by someone who had never visited HK.