|Place made||Japan: Kure|
|Date made||c 1942|
Second World War, 1939-1945
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Group portrait of Midget Submarine trainees in training in Kure, Japan. Identified front left is ...
Group portrait of Midget Submarine trainees in training in Kure, Japan. Identified front left is Lieutenant (Lt) Keiu Matsuo; and rear left is Lieutenant Kinshi Chuma both commanders of Midget Submarines launched from carrier submarines I-22 and I-27, in the attack on Sydney Harbour on 31 May 1942. Lt Chuma's submarine was caught in the boom net and blown up by its crew of two. Both of the officers were among the four bodies subsequently recovered.