Fleet Air Arm Archive 1939-1945


Fleet Air Arm Memorial Roll to the men who were murdered by the Japanese whilst Prisoners of War

Dedicated to honour those who fell and were murdered by the Japanese and commemorated in a lacquered brass tablet at Changi recalling the execution of nine FAA aircrew

In 1983 researchers found that seven from the Fleet Air Arm Palembang air strike parachuted to safety only to be executed after being prisoners for some time by the Japanese on Changi Beach two days after the ceasefire 1945

List of all Fleet Air Arm POWs
A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L
M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X- Y- Z



Honour Roll


PO I Barker RN

Executed by the Japanese 15.8.1945 Changi Prison 

EJ Baxter RNZN 

Executed by the Japanese 18-20.8.1945 

EWB Bernie RAAF 

Killed ashore [PoW?] 26.8.1944 near Karasau island, New Guinea

JMT Brown RAF 

Killed ashore [PoW?] 26.8.1944 near Karasau island, New Guinea.

JR Burns RN

Executed 15.8.1945 Changi prison 

RH Burns RN

Roll of Honour indicates Burns taken PoW, killed by Japanese 20.7.1945

KM Burrenston RN

Executed 15-20.8.1945  Changi Prison 

JKT Haberfield RN

Executed by the Japanese 18-20.8.1945 Changi Beach

F Hockley RN 

PoW Japan. Executed 15.8.1945

WEJ Lintern RN 

Executed by the Japanese at Changi prison 15-20.8.1945 


Executed by the Japanese at Changi prison 15-20.8.1945 

DV Roebuck RN 

Executed by Japanese 15.8.1945 Changi prison 

HJH Roberts RN 

[POW/killed?] 1.4.1945, Sakishima Gunto

TJA Shaw RN 

Executed by Japanese 8.45  Changi

RL Thompson RN 

Swam away after aircraft crashed but believed drowned 8.5.1944 (POW?).

JW Thomlinson RN 

Beheaded by Japanese 20.7.1945 




Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register


The International Committee of the Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross, who were charged with monitoring the welfare of prisoners (with great difficulty) held by the Japanese, keep lists of all known POWs and Internees of all nationalities for the Second World War. Enquiries within the UK should be sent to: The Director, International Welfare Department, British Red Cross Society, 9 Grosvenor Crescent, London SW1X 7EJ.

The International Red Cross advise regarding their wartime records: "The general archives up to
1950 are open to the public and can be consulted in the Reading Room. The archives of the Central Tracing Agency can be consulted via special procedures." Costs of IRC research are quoted at approximately SwFr80 per hour. The IRC department can be emailed at archives.gva@gwn.icrc.org

Changi prison chapel and museum


National Ex-Prisoners of War Association


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