Japanese delegation stopped at Ryukyu Islands en route to Manila for surrender, 19 Aug 1945, 02 of 10

Caption   Japanese delegation stopped at Ryukyu Islands en route to Manila for surrender, 19 Aug 1945, 02 of 10 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
Identification Code   NH 62868
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Photos on Same Day 19 Aug 1945
Photos at Same Place Okinawa, Japan
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 7 Sep 2006

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
14 Oct 2011 04:02:19 PM

THIS BETTY WAS ON HER OWN: CALL SIGN BATAAN ONE: After the two Bettys landed, the delegation boarded a Douglas C-54 Skymaster, and was flown to Manila to work out details of surrender terms. Interesting story about one of the Betty bombers. After landing, Bataan One had a wheel go off the runway into soft ground, the crew got out and struggled to free the plane themselves sweating in the hot sun, with their flight suits on, the crew was able to work her free. Aircraft needed major repairs to wheel, the five man crew stayed behind, until they were able to return to Japan. No help was offered by US Forces. Maybe the war was over, but not forgotten by GIs so far away from home. The Betty was towed away later it was stripped for souvenirs, then pushed over the seawall north of the field. BATAAN TWO: BETTY FLEW HOME ALONE Aircraft made a poor, but successful landing both Bettys stayed behined, until return of delegation. Bataan Two took off with the returning delegation and was escorted from Ie Shima. Aircraft later developed a fuel leak and the bomber forced landed short of its destination, landing in about three feet of water crew waded ashore, returned to Tokyo arriving the next day to give its report of surrender information. The Betty bombers, Models G6M1-L and G4M1 were painted white, with green surrender crosses painted on wings, fuselage and tail. In accordance with terms of all surrenderd aircraft

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