LABUAN ISLAND. 1945-09-10. MAJOR GENERAL (MAJ GEN) G. F. WOOTTEN, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 9TH ...

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Place Asia: Malaysia, Labuan
Accession Number 115807
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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LABUAN ISLAND. 1945-09-10. MAJOR GENERAL (MAJ GEN) G. F. WOOTTEN, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 9TH DIVISION, ACCEPTED THE SURRENDER OF ALL JAPANESE FORCES FROM LIEUTENANT GENERAL (LT GEN) MASAO BABA, SUPREME COMMANDER JAPANESE FORCES IN BORNEO AND COMMANDER 37TH JAPANESE ARMY, IN A SURRENDER CEREMONY HELD AT HEADQUARTERS 9TH DIVISION. SHOWN, CAPTAIN R. J. D. WRIGHT, ALLIED TRANSLATOR AND INTERPRETER SECTION, 9TH DIVISION, ESCORTING LT GEN BABA THROUGH THE PROVOST GUARD TO THE VISITING GENERAL'S HUT WHERE HE WILL WAIT TILL MAJ GEN WOOTTEN SENDS FOR HIM.