Men of the Royal Netherlands Indies Army Forces conducting mop-up operations on Tarakan, Borneo, late May 1945

Caption   Men of the Royal Netherlands Indies Army Forces conducting mop-up operations on Tarakan, Borneo, late May 1945 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseAustralian War Memorial
Identification Code   P02819.002
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Photos on Same Day 26 May 1945
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 11 Jul 2007
Licensing  Public Domain



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1. J. Meijer says:
4 Sep 2021 12:16:56 PM

040821 Comment on picture PO2819.002 Neth. Indies Army Forces on Borneo. Late May 1945. I strongly suggest you verify this date. WW II in South East Asia ended 15 August 1945.,
when Japan surrendered.
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
4 Sep 2021 12:55:41 PM

J. Meijer (above):
Date confirmed. The Tarakan campaign took place in May 1945 three months before the Japanese surrendered. This was not a vital campaign in the advance on Japan that ended the war and was well behind the main front.

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