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crash plane bullion.jpg

Hi david    this plane crashed  with gold ingots and coin    i climed   up and met rep of the bank he had a gang col.lecting what they coud find.

   regard     Ken

 

 

slipway kowloon 1946.jpg

this is at the same slipway near kowloon ferry terminal     KEN

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StanleyUnionJack.jpg

I am wondering where I might get hold of a high resolution copy of this photograph. The man rasing the Union Jack has been identified as Rayment Eric Jones. Has anyone identified any others in the photo? Thank you.

StanleyUnionJack-JH.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

Is this person, James Hill, Sergeant, Hong Kong Police, A93? I have compared this photograph with other photos I have of James, taking into account weight loss during internment. The jaw, nose, mouth eyes, and ears appear to match, but I don't have a high resolution copy of the larger image this was taken from. The low resolution image I have is somewhat ambiguous, which renders objective identification more uncertain than I would like. Perhaps rank prevailed and inspectors were positioned close to the flag, with other ranks further back in the crowd?

Japanese POW Camps in WWII

Text on Flickr (excerpt):

Zoom in as there is LOTS of info!

From 27 August to 20 September 1945, B-29’s of the 58th, 73rd, 313th, 314th and 315th Bombardment Wings gathered on Isley Field, Saipan. Together they flew 900 sorties against 158 Prisoner of War and civilian internment camps in Japan, Korea and parts of China.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

A recon photo of a Japanese POW Camp (King Park)

Text on Flickr: A recon photo of a Japanese POW Camp near Hong Kong, China

Before the big "PW Supply Missions", several dozen B-29's went out to scout locations of the camps.. then over the next few weeks they made repeat flights, but with hundreds of tonnes of supplies for the starving, tortured allied POWs

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

PW Supply Mission to North Point POW Camp

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 [????- ]

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

PW Supply Mission to Argyle Street POW Camp

Text on Flickr:
PW Supply Mission to North Point, Hong Kong. This was a notorious Japanese PW Camp in China.

Correct location is Argyle Street POW Camp, with Ma Tau Chung/Ma Tau Wai Camp (see comment below).

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

Aerial View of Kowloon Peninsula 1945

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

Uploaded from "University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China",  reference number: RB-t0868. Uploaded with kind permission by the University of Bristol.

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