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Report of white prisoner (American) being tortured near Kahili Airfield (Buin Airfield)
"[Chinese POW] Lin Leow being duly sworn and with the assistance of the interpreter Laurie Chan of ANGAU, give the following evidence: -
I was living at Hong Kong when I was taken into custody by the Japanese in December 1941. I arrived Bougainville in November 1942.
I witnessed the incident described by [Chinese POW] Pon See where the Japanese had a sick Chinese tied in a sack to be taken away and buried.
About March 1943 near the beach about 15 minutes walk from Kahilli aerodrome [Kahili Airfield] I saw Japs pouring boiling water over a white prisoner. He was dressed khaki. I was about 30 or 40 yards away. I first saw him he was standing up and Japanese were pouring hot water over him. I did not notice whether his hands were tied. He was standing most of the time. The Japs were also hitting him in the face. I did not see him except standing up but the prisoner was still there when I was moved off to another job. I heard the prisoner screaming as if in paining [sic pain] while I was there. Leong Ping was another member of our working party. When I left some of the working party remained. The Japanese were soldiers but I do not know their unit.
Signed in the field this tenth day of October 1945
Signature of witness"
Credit: Australian Army via AWM Date: October 10, 1945
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