Chumphon - Thailand

Chumphon – Thailand 1944-1945

Chumphon is located on the east coast of Thailand’s peninsula and 3.5 miles inland from Chumphon Bay.  The narrowest part of this peninsula is just north of Chumphon Bay.

Work for POWS at this Camp comprised repairs of a bombed out bridge that as soon as it was repaired, was again bombed by Allied aircraft.  The north-south railway between Singapore and Non Pladuk in Thailand ran through Chumphon making this bridge vitally important to the Japanese.  This rail section was the link between Singapore, Bangkok and Burma.

Location of Chumphon - Thailand