POW'S KILLED WHEN JAPANESE TRANSPORT SHIPS
SUNK BY AN AMERICAN SUBMARINE ON 12/13 SEPTEMBER 1944
On 12/13 September 1944, an American submarine attacked a Japanese convoy carrying 2,300 POW's that had left Singapore on 6 September 1944. A number of ships including Kachidoki Maru and Rokyu Maru, both carrying POW's, were sunk.
Jim Bostock believes that A/Cpl W.B. Bostock (NX34111) of the 2/19 Inf Bn 2AIF died in this incident. He had been a POW in Singapore.
I'd like to thank Jim Bostock for his assistance with this home page.
Australia in the War 1939-45, Vol, The Japanese Thrust
Can anyone help me with more information?
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This page first produced 16 April 2001
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