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October 1, 1945
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MONDAY, 1 OCTOBER 1945

RAN: During a surrender ceremony on the quarterdeck of HMAS Diamantina (K377), Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Lieutenant Commander Naoomi Suzuki and senior staff officer Lieutenant Sukuma surrender the Japanese garrison on Ocean Island (Banaba) to Australian Army Brigadier J. R. Stevenson, Commanding Officer (C. O.) 11th Infantry Brigade.



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