Framed Photograph - Surrender of Japanese at Balikpapan
From the Collection of Red Cliffs Military Museum Jamieson Ave Red Cliffs Victoria
- Framed photograph (copy) of Japanese Commanders surrendering at Balikpapan. Black frame and glass covered.
The Japanese Command staff with a Japanese general and aid-d-camp (Captian)carring his breif case along with other staff members.
In the background here are 2 American PT boats with American naval personal .Note American flag flying in the top left corner.
There are several American landing craft next to a Japanese landing barge.
The Japanese landing bardge has the required surrender markings which is a green square with a white cross on top right of photo.
The Australian soldier following the Japanese soldiers is wearing slouch hat and gungle green uniform.
Along the docks are native workers.
- 300mm H, 380 W
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- Japanese Commanders crossing a pontoon bridge under guard by Australian soldier on the way to the official surrender of Japanese forces in Balikpapan in (Dutch East Indies) Indonesia 1945.
This was a major event in the ending of World War 2.
Following the japanese surrender the Local population began it push for independance.
- Paper discription on lower photograph with details of item description, where photo obtained from and donated by.
- 3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM