Japanese Air Force - indiscriminate bombing - Battle for Singapore

At Tyersall was located the Indian Military Base Hospital in the north-west of the town. The hospital was clearly marked with a large red cross to indicate its purpose; it was actually a cluster of huts where the wounded Indian troops were warded.

A squadron of Japanese bombers dropped incendiary bombs on the hospital on 11 February 1942 and the whole cluster of huts was turned into a raging inferno. All the 700 patients of the casualty packed wards were burnt to death.