File titled by Harrisson as “Yanks"

Place Asia: Borneo
Accession Number AWM2017.7.197
Collection number 3DRL/6502
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 8
Object type Papers
Physical description 26 Image/s captured
Maker Various
Place made Borneo
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use, permission from copyright holder must be sought for commercial use
Description

Records relating to the service of Major Tom H. Harrisson, DSO Reconnaissance Corps, British Army. Harrisson was seconded to Z Special Unit, Services Reconnaissance Department (SRD) and served in Borneo as party leader on Operation Semut 1 during the Second World War. This file titled by Harrisson as “Yanks” includes correspondence mainly between Maj Tom Harrisson (code A1) and Philip Corrin (PC) one of 11 US airmen who sent note to the Semut party seeking assistance and rescue.
This file includes:
A1 to PC, Bario, 6 May 1945
A1 [Harrisson] to PC, Bario, 6 May 1945
Letter from Philip Corrin, 3 April 1945 regarding downed US airmen seeking medical other assistance;
Letter from Reuben Loyd Robbins to Mrs Robbins [mother], 4 September 1945;
Letter from Reuben Loyd Robbins to Major Harrisson, 13 May 1945
Letter from Philip Corrin to Harrisson, 12 March 1945 regarding Malayan ex-prisoners;
Letter from Philip Corrin to Harrisson, 9 April 1945 regarding location;
Letter from Alvin to Mom & Pa, 4 September 1945.