Correspondence Semut operatives; downed US Airmen

Place Asia: Borneo
Accession Number AWM2017.7.204
Collection number 3DRL/6502
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 18
Object type Papers
Physical description 50 Image/s captured
Maker Harrisson, Tom Harnett
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

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 contains correspondence between Major Tom Harrisson (code A1), Captain Edmeades (code E3 and E2), WO Bertram Long (L7), Lt Alfred Blondeel (B2 and B3), Sgt William Nibbs, WO Colin McPherson (code M1) and Y6 (possibly Sgt Frank Wigzell). Contents include a report and correspondence in relation to the rescue of the survivors of an American liberator aircraft that had crashed in Borneo and the murder of one of the Airmen.
This file includes:
Letter from Harrisson, 7 June 1945 regarding wish to evacuate, expecting Americans;
Letter from E3 to A1, 11 June 1945 regarding present of CPO's head from Pa Tengor;
Letter from E2 to A1 Harrisson, 18 June 1945 regarding trouble with the Boston, apology for killing Japanese;
Note to A1 from Y6 copy for L7;
Letter from M1 to A1 Harrisson, Long Semadoe, 16 June [1945] regarding personal supply of troops;
List: Addresses R.L. Robbins, Phillip R. Corrin, C.T. Capin and D.G. Illerich
Note from L7 to A1, 6 June [1945] regarding store drop inventory;
Note from L8 to A1, 6 [June 1945] regarding supplies, sending out troops;
Note from B2, 17 June [1945] regarding Bahari (son of chief), leaving for Malwau;
Letter from E3 to A1, Long Semadoe, 21 June 1945 regarding Ukong and report on B Failure;
Letters [second copy] to Harrisson, June [1945];
Note from Robbins (346-93-23) to Harrisson, 15 June 1945 regarding gifted knife;
Note from Nibbs to Tuan Besar, 25 October [1945];
Note from B3, 14 June 1945 regarding plans to leave Baliko for Malieue;
Report: Hudden Murder, Tagal Murder [American airmen];
Letter from A Mahaha, Long Berang, 10 December 1945;
Message forms, 27-28 [1945];
Letter, Ramain, 6 February 1946.