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REMNANTS OF THE JAPANESE MILITARY BUNKERS IN BENKOELEN

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By Mr. Mahandis Yoanata

Bunker #2: Radio Communication
Location: near the coastline of Tapak Paderi
Preservation Status: heritage site
Probably, it was used for radio communication because in the interior
we found wires that can be for antenna.


Bunker #3: Coastwatcher Shelter (Collapsed)
Location: near costline of Tapak Paderi
Preservation Status: (no preservation)


Bunker #4: Artillery Storage - Serut River 1
Location: near Serut River
Preservation Status: (no preservation)
Probably, it was used for anti-tank or small gun storage



Bunker #5 (unidentified) - Serut River 2
Location: near Serut River
Preservation Status: (no preservation)




Bunker #6: Artillery Storage - Serut River 3
Location: near Serut River
Preservation Status: (no preservation)
Probably, it was used for anti-tank or small gun storage



Bunker #7 (unidentified) – Serut River 4
Location: near Serut River
Preservation Status: (no preservation)
Probably, it was used for shelter of the troopers

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REMARKS

It is compassion to observe the Japanese military bunker in Benkolen. Only two of seven Japanese bunkers were settled as heritage sites in Benkoelen. The government did not pay for attention about other remnants of WWII.
Even some of these heritage will be pulled down soon. What a pity!




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REFERENCES

Australian War Memorial
http://www.awm.gov.au/about/


“Loss of the Netherlands East Indies”

The Army Air Forces in the WW II
Plans and Early Operations
January 1939 – February 1942
Edited by W.F. Craven and J.L. Cate
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AAF/I/AAF-I-10.html


“Forgotten Campaign”:

The Dutch East Indies Campaign 1941-1942
by Klemen L.
http://www.geocities.com/dutcheastindies/


“The Fall of Dutch Indies”

by Cagney - 2006
http://www.historyanimated.com/DutchEastIndies.html
Please read full article at :

PART I at link : http://rejang-lebong.blogspot.com/2010/02/japanese-battery-in-benkoelen-west.html

PART II at link : http://rejang-lebong.blogspot.com/2010/02/remnants-of-japanese-military-bunkers.html

PART III at link : http://rejang-lebong.blogspot.com/2010/02/gallery-album-remnants-of-japanese.html

Credit :
MY ODYSSEY (Personal site mr. Mahandis Yoanata)
to allow publish at http://rejang-lebong.blogspot.com
(Rejang Land Blog)


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