Japanese Occupation


The first Japanese air raid on Singapore was on 8 December 1941 which initiated the Singapore identity. January 1942 had seen Japanese raids at strategic sites, but on Tuesday, 20 January civilians in the city centres were targeted, an air of gloom now enveloped the island. Kelly, a uniformed member of the Volunteer Corps was called to serve on Wednesday morning. He sat down looking pensive, and had early breakfast of boiled green beans, two half-boiled eggs and coffee at their home at 32F Chay Yan Street with Jerry. Then, he hugged her, and gently placed his hand over Jerry’s…