Aboard two Mitsubishi G4M ‘Betty’ bombers in surrender markings, a Japanese delegation stopped at Ie Jima, Ryukyu Islands en route Manila, Philippines for a surrender briefing, 19 Aug 1945. Photo 04 of 12.

Caption   Aboard two Mitsubishi G4M ‘Betty’ bombers in surrender markings, a Japanese delegation stopped at Ie Jima, Ryukyu Islands en route Manila, Philippines for a surrender briefing, 19 Aug 1945. Photo 04 of 12. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseNational Museum of the United States Navy
Identification Code   80-G-490351
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Photos on Same Day 19 Aug 1945
Photos at Same Place Ie Jima, Okinawa, Japan
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 22 Jun 2016

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
14 Mar 2021 01:24:04 PM

The Japanese were instructed to paint their planes white and mark them with dark green crosses for the flight from Tokyo to Ie Jima, just off Okinawa. Once at Ie Jima, the delegation, led by Japanese Imperial Army Vice Chief of Staff Lt General Torashiro Kawabe, transferred to a USAAF C-54 Skymaster for the flight to Manila, where they would meet with Douglas MacArthur. They flew back to Ie Jima the next day and then on to Tokyo. The Japanese flight crews were housed at Ie Jima overnight.

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WW2-Era Place Name Ie Jima, Okinawa, Japan
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