Correspondence S/Sgt Douglas Bower (code B5)

Place Asia: Borneo
Accession Number AWM2017.7.210
Collection number 3DRL/6502
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 16
Object type Papers
Physical description 70 Image/s captured
Maker Harrisson, Tom Harnett
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

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 is titled 'B5' and includes correspondence between S/Sgt Douglas Bower (code B5) and Harrisson (code A1).
File includes:
Letter from B5 to A1 [Harrisson], 12 April 1945 [day two of trip];
Letter from B5 to A1 [Harrisson], 16 April 1945 [day six of trip];
Letter from B5 to A1 [Harrisson], 30 April 1945 [regarding Japanese celebrations at Lawas];
Letter from B5 to A1 [Harrisson], 5 May 1945 [regarding trip, Japanese];
Sketch: Long Lelang;
Letter from B5 to A1 [Harrisson], 17 May 1945 [update on trip];
Letter [from B5] to A1 [Harrisson], Pa Brayon, 7 May 1945 [regarding Juan boys trained as Japanese soldiers];
Letter and map from B5, Pa Tengor, 8 May 1945 regarding Moulie;
Letter and report [from B5], Pa Leoping, 10 May 1945 [regarding Lawas Trip];
Letter from B5 to A1 [Harrisson], 13 May 1945;
Letter [from B5] to A1 [Harrisson], 13 May 1945 [regarding murder of US airmen];
Note from B5 to A1 [Harrisson], Ulu Trusan, 12 May 1945 [request for weapons];
Letter from B5 to A1 [Harrisson], 18 May 1945 [regarding working with a pro-British Tagal];
List: informants, from B5;
Letter from B5 to A1 [Harrisson], 19 May 1945 [track notes, map, weapons update, fight for information];
Letter from B5 [incomplete] [regarding bombing of Burnei, interrogations].