Wallet 13 - Correspondence operation Semut I April and May 1945 includes note from 11 US airmen seeking assistance

Place Asia: Borneo
Accession Number AWM2016.38.158
Collection number 3DRL/6502
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Papers
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
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 wallet includes correspondence between Major Tom Harrisson and SRD members during April and May 1945.

This Wallet includes:
- Correspondence mainly between Maj Tom Harrisson (code A1), Philip Corrin (PC) one of 11 US airmen who sent note to the Semut party seeking assistance and rescue;
- General Correspondence April-May 1945;
- General correspondence between C9 [possibly code for Signaller Campbell WX16899] and Maj Tom Harrisson (code A1);
- General correspondence April – May 1945 and a hand drawn map of Balikoe;
- General correspondence between Maj Tom Harrisson (code A1), Code A2, F/Lt Paul Bartram, Major Ian McCallum and S/Sgt Douglas Bower (code B5 and B6);
- Correspondence between Maj Tom Harrisson (A1) with C10 [possibly code for WX16899 Signalman Royston Campbell WX16899];
- Correspondence between Maj Tom Harrisson (A1) and S/Sgt Douglas Bower (code B5);
- File is titled 'B5' consisting of correspondence between S/Sgt Douglas Bower (code B5) and Maj Tom Harrisson (code A1):
- File titled 'A4' consisting of correspondence between Semut 1 member code A4 and Maj Tom Harrisson (code A1).
- File, titled 'Barrie', consisting of a report from Sergeant John Keith Barrie (QX19782) to Maj Tom Harrisson (code A1).
- File titled ‘B6’ consisting of notes and correspondence from S/Sgt Douglas Bower (code B6) to Maj Tom Harrisson (code A1).
- File of notes and correspondence from S/Sgt Douglas Bower (code B7) to Maj Tom Harrisson (code A1)