AIKYO, Masao (Colonel Japanese Army, b.? - d.1945)

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Accession Number PR00943
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 cm (4 items)
Object type Papers
Maker Aikyo, Masao
Date made 1945
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 91/1001
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

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Description

Personal papers of Colonel Aikyo Masao, commander of the Japanese Imperial Army forces in North Sarawak, Borneo in 1945. They concern the massacre of prisoners of war on 10 June 1945. Aikyo surrendered to Brigadier Victor Windeyer in September 1945 and committed suicide the following month. There are personnel effects of Aikyo in the Relics collection (Relics 33039, 33040, 33041).