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19 Aug 1945

Hong Kong
  • A band of Chinese guerrilla fighters attacked a company of Japanese Army troops at Mui Wo, Lantau Island, Hong Kong. In retaliation, acting company commander Lieutenant Chozaburo Matsumoto ordered several civilians nearby to be tied to stakes and beaten. When company commander Lieutenant Yasuo Kishi returned to duty later that day, he ordered the arrest and beheading of village elders Tsang Sau and Lam Fook. Later in the evening, Matsumoto ordered further arrests. ww2dbase [Lantau | CPC]
20 Aug 1945

Hong Kong
  • Continuing the retaliation of an attack on Japanese troops on the previous day, Lieutenant Chozaburo Matsumoto ordered the execution of So Po Wa and Leung Tung Cheong at Mui Wo, Lantau Island, Hong Kong. The execution was carried out by Sergeant Major Hiroshi Uchida. ww2dbase [Lantau | CPC]
22 Aug 1945

Hong Kong
  • Japanese troops at Mui Wo, Lantau Island, Hong Kong arrested and executed civilians Lam Tsah and Lam Kuan in retaliation of an attack on Japanese troops on 19 Aug 1945. Company commander Yasuo Kishi personally executed Lam Kuan. ww2dbase [Lantau | CPC]

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