PENFOEI, TIMOR 1945-10-02. TIMFORCE. LIEUTENANT GENERAL K. YAMADA, COMMANDER OF THE JAPANESE 48TH ...

Place Asia: Timor
Accession Number 120079
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Description

PENFOEI, TIMOR 1945-10-02. TIMFORCE. LIEUTENANT GENERAL K. YAMADA, COMMANDER OF THE JAPANESE 48TH DIVISION, FLEW INTO PENFOEI TO ATTEND SURRENDER CEREMONY. THE UNDERCARRIAGE OF HIS TWIN ENGINED BOMBER COLLAPSED ON LANDING BUT NOBODY WAS INJURED. THE PLANE IS PAINTED IN THE AGREED SURRENDER COLOURS, GREEN CROSSES ON WHITE BACKGROUND. (PHOTOGRAPHER K. B. DAVIS)