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 03 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 03 of 12. ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Army Air Force, 17th Photo Recon Squadron
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Photos on Same Day 19 Aug 1945
Photos at Same Place Ie Jima, Okinawa, Japan
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 14 Jan 2021

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
14 Mar 2021 01:53:05 PM

Note the sentries with their M1 Garand rifles with fixed bayonets.

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
Lat/Long 26.7225, 127.7869
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