Wallet 1 of 1 - Papers relating to Stanley George Savige, 1945

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Accession Number AWM2020.22.198
Collection number PR90/086
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Wallet
Item count 3
Object type Papers
Physical description 5 Image/s captured
Maker Department of Air
Savige, Stanley George
Place made Australia, New Guinea
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.
Description

Collection relating to the Second World War service of VX13 Lieutenant General Stanley George Savige, II Australian Corps, New Guinea and Australia, c. August - 19 September 1945.

Wallet 1 of 1 - Collection contains surrender instructions in Japanese issued by Lieutenant General Stanley George Savige, Officer Commanding Australian Forces at Bougainville, to Lieutenant General Masatane Kanda, Officer Commanding Imperial Japanese Forces in the Solomon Islands, an English translation of the document and a related Department of Air press release. The latter briefly details how twelve copies of the surrender instructions were air-dropped at various locations, and includes excerpts from an interview with the pilot selected for the historic flight, 402348 Flight Sergeant Harry [Harold Hastings] Griffiths, who fired the first shot for the Royal Australian Air Force as a member of No. 453 Squadron at the outbreak of the war in Malaya.