Z Force

Secret Side of Hervey Bay from World War II

Secret Side of Hervey Bay from World War II

Hervey Bay in Queensland has a secret side from WorldWar II that was the topic of a recent show on the Channel Seven’s Queensland Weekender programme.   Australian Bunker and Military Museum is proud to have contributed to the programme ...

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Z-Force War Crimes Account – AG Weynton

Z-Force War Crimes Account – AG Weynton

AUSTRALIAN WAR CRIMES BOARD OF INQUIRY VX28397 LIEUT ALEXANDER GORDON WEYNTON, sworn and further examined: I have already given evidence before Mr Justice Mansfield. I have read the transcript of that evidence, and except for some minor alterations and additions ...

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Z’s courage not forgotten

Z’s courage not forgotten

ON March 25, 1945, eight British and Australian men parachuted into the Kelabit Highlands to begin an onslaught against the Japanese army occupying Borneo. Led by Major Tom Harrisson, they were members of the voluntary Z Special Unit participating in ...

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Operation Rimau (What went wrong) Pt2

Operation Rimau (What went wrong) Pt2

AFTER JAPANESE ATTACK – MERAPAS ISLAND 31. Saturday, 4 November, 1944 – The surviving party Included the Merapas members and the Kasoe escape party, namely: Cameron, Carey, Craft, Falls, Fletcher, Gooley, Hardy, Huston, Ingleton, Marsh, Pace, Page, Reymond, Rigg, Sargent, ...

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Operation Rimau (What went wrong) Pt3

Operation Rimau (What went wrong) Pt3

SCREH AND TAPAI 83. LTCOL Lyon, LCDR Davidson, LT Ross, CPL Campbell – Furuta the Japanese interpreter was interrogated by ‘E’ Group South on 21 October, 1945. He confirmed the death of four white Servicemen on the Islands of Soreh ...

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Operation Rimau (What went wrong) Pt1

Operation Rimau (What went wrong) Pt1

The following is a report regarding “Operation Rimau” and the subsequent events after the operation. We have tried to present this report as authentically as possible & thus have used the same layout, terms & grammar as the original report ...

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