Leaflets dropped by Royal New Zealand Air Force on Nauru and Ocean Island (now Banaba), 8 Sept 1945. The leaflets urge Japanese soldiers to stop fighting and surrender. Page 2 of 2.

Caption   Leaflets dropped by Royal New Zealand Air Force on Nauru and Ocean Island (now Banaba), 8 Sept 1945. The leaflets urge Japanese soldiers to stop fighting and surrender. Page 2 of 2. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseFlickr user Jenny Anthea; Adelaide Archivist RNZAF 6 Squadron 1943-45
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Added Date 3 Nov 2013

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
3 Nov 2014 09:30:10 PM

The last mission flown by RNZAF 6 Flying Boat Squadron on 8 September 1945, Wing Commander Smith and Flying Officer Regan dropped leaflets on Nauru and Ocean Islands
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
8 Nov 2014 03:38:55 PM

The Japanese text roughly translates as: To the Japanese military commanders of Nauru and Ocean: 1. His Imperial Majesty commands -- All Japanese army, navy, and air forces are to surrender unconditionally. Australian Army has dispatched personnel to Nauru and Ocean islands. Estimated arrival date for Nauru is 8 September. Estimated arrival date for Ocean is 22 September. 2. Japanese commanders at Nauru and Ocean islands are to assist the Australian officers during the process. Lieutenant General Sturdee, Australian First Army

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