Location: Rangoon, Burma

Opened:

Closed: 29th April 1945

 

Pictures

 

POW Stories

 

Name

 

Nat.

 

Date

 

Ted Freeman

British

1942-45

Lt Alec Gibson

British

1943-45

Rfn Leslie Spoors

British

1942-45

 

Other Stories

 

Name

 

Nat.

 

Date

 

Pte Arthur Howney

British

1943

 

Downloads

    Rangoon Jail POW List (Excel File, 42kb) - An ongoing list of known prisoners, courtesy of Steve Fogden. Contributions to the list are most welcome.

 

Books

    Across the Threshold of Battle, by Harold James

    Beyond the Chindwin, by Bernard Fergusson

    March or Die, by Phillip Chinnery

    Operation Rangoon Jail, by KP McKenzie

    Prisoners of Hope, by Michael Calvert

    Return to Burma, by Bernard Fergusson

    Return via Rangoon, by Philip Stibbe, published by Pen & Sword Books Ltd, 1994

    Safer than the Known Way, by Ian MacHorton

    Signals Diary and Memoir, by Allen Wilding

    Surviving the Sword, by Brian McArthur

    The Rats of Rangoon, by Lionel Hudson

    Wingate's Adventure, by WG Burchett

    With Wingate in Burma, by David Halley

 

Resources

    13th King's Regimental War Diaries 1942-43 (At National Archives, Kew, London)

    Column Diaries for 5th, 7th and 8th Columns of operation 'Longcloth' 1943. (At National Archives, Kew, London)