October 14, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
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SUNDAY, 14 OCTOBER 1945
IJN: The last two flyable Japanese aircraft are flown from Rabaul to Jacquinot Bay Airfield to surrender.
The pair were escorted by four RNZAF Corsairs from No. 16 Squadron led by Bryan B. Cox. The first Japanese aircraft was B5N2 Kate Tail 302 pilot P.O. Goro Kataoka took off from Vunakanau Airfield and landed at Jacquinot Bay Airfield The second Japanese aircraft was E13A Jake 4326 took off from Simpson Harbor and landed in Jacquinot Bay. This was the last confirmed flight of Japanese aircraft in present day Papua New Guinea (PNG).
RNZAF: Four F4U Corsairs from No. 16 Squadron led by Bryan B. Cox escort the pair of Japanese aircraft flying from Rabaul to Jacquinot Bay Airfield to surrender.
Australian Army: Indians Prisoners Of War (POWs) liberated from Marienburg arrive at Boram for medical treatment for their wounds and beri-beri at the 2/15th Field Ambulance.