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September 9, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
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RAAF: Damaged is C-47A Dakota A65-38 force landing at Hayfield Airfield.

JAAF: Japanese surrender delegation arrive aboard a pair of Ki-49 Helens in surrender markings that land on Morotai.

Australian Army: On Morotai Island, the Japanese surrendered all remaining Japanese forces in the eastern half of the Netherlands East Indies (NEI). More than 10,000 Australian and Allied troops observe the official surrender ceremony on the 1st Australian Corps sports ground. Representing the Allies, Commander-in-Chief of the Australian  Military Forces, General Thomas Blamey accepted the surrender of Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) 2nd Army Commander, General Lt. General Fusataro Teshima and Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Captain Toyama who together surrender approximately 126,000 Army and Navy personnel under their command.

On being ordered to sign the document, Lt. General Teshima saluted, unbuckled his sword and, after bowing, proffered it as the token of a beaten foe. He sat down and signed deliberately and unhurriedly, rose and again saluted. Signatures were then added by the Japanese naval officers Captain Toru Oyama and Captain Minoru Toyama.

On Bougainville, 2 Corps led by Major E. C. Taylor "Buin Liaison Group" landed at Kahili (Buin) to meet with Japanese representatives to arrange the surrender of the Japanese forces in the area.

USAAF: B-17F "Talisman / USASOS War Horse" 41-24537 was scrapped at Tacloban Airfield on Leyte. B-23 "Hobo Queen II" 42-108532 accidentally damaged at Yontan Airfield and was further damaged two days later.

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