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Simpson Harbour, Rabaul, New Britain. 1943-11-02. Aerial photograph of bombing raids on Japanese shipping in the harbour by RAAF B25 Mitchell bomber aircraft supported by P38 Lightning aircraft of ...

A Japanese soldier, Yasuno Chikao, prepares to behead Australian Sergeant Leonard G. Siffleet at Aitape in New Guinea. The Australian commando from "M" Special Unit was captured while his small patrol was operating deep behind enemy lines. 1943. The photograph was discovered on the body of a dead Japanese major near Hollandia by American troops in April 1944.

Kiriwina, Trobriand Islands, Papua. September 1943. Nose art, a drawing of a koala dressed as a pilot, on the port side engine cowlings covering the main fuel tanks immediately in front of the pilot's cockpit of a No. 79 Squadron RAAF Spitfire Mk Vc aircraft.

Sgt Hajime Toyoshima, the first Japanese POW. He was the pilot of Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero from the Japanese imperial navy aircraft carrier Hiryu, who participated in the first air raid on Darwin. During the raid his plane was damaged and he made a crash landing on Melville Island. He was disarmed and captured by aborigines who then took him to Bathurst Island and handed him over to Sgt Leslie J Powell (right), 23 Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers.

Anon An Australian built DAP Bristol Beaufort VIII aircraft, serial no A9-700, in flight over Sydney Harbour near the Bridge c. 1944 © Australian War Memorial .

NOSE VIEW OF NO. 460 SQUADRON RAAF. AVRO LANCASTER BOMBER "G FOR GEORGE" SHOWING "MISSIONS". (DONOR H. W. ANDREWS) ID # 044729 http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/044729/#