16 Jan 1945, INTERNED - DECEMBER 1941

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Tue, 16 Jan 1945

((The bombing of Stanley Camp happened on the 16th of January, not the 17th as written below.))

On the 17th January, 1945 the whole camp was bombed by the Americans who mistakenly thought it was a Japanese only camp.  It was really terrifying as they flew low with bullets coming from all sides, smashing windows and doors.  We threw ourselves on the floor and hoped for the best.  One bomb actually hit one of the bungalows, in which there were fourteen internees who were all killed.  Many were badly hurt in the raid.