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The Aitape–Wewak campaign was one of the final campaigns of the Pacific Theatre of World War II.
The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945).
During the final stage of World War II, the United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively.
The Australian First Tactical Air Force (No. 1 TAF) was formed on 25 October 1944 by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
A battalion is a military unit.
The Battle of Labuan was an engagement fought between Allied and Imperial Japanese forces on the island of Labuan off Borneo during June 1945.
The Battle of Tarakan was the first stage in the Borneo campaign of 1945.
Batu Lintang camp (also known as Lintang Barracks and Kuching POW camp) at Kuching, Sarawak on the island of Borneo was a Japanese internment camp during the Second World War.
Beaufort (Pekan Beaufort) is the capital of the Beaufort District in the Interior Division of Sabah, Malaysia.
Borneo (Pulau Borneo) is the third largest island in the world and the largest in Asia.
The Borneo campaign of 1945 was the last major Allied campaign in the South West Pacific Area during World War II.
The Bougainville Campaign was a series of land and naval battles of the Pacific campaign of World War II between Allied forces and the Empire of Japan.
A brigade is a major tactical military formation that is typically composed of three to six battalions plus supporting elements.
The British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) was the joint Australian, British, Indian and New Zealand military forces in occupied Japan, from 21 February 1946 until the end of occupation in 1952.
Brunei, officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace (Negara Brunei Darussalam, Jawi), is a sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia.
Brunei Bay (Teluk Brunei) is on the northwestern coast of Borneo island, in Brunei and Malaysia.
A coat of arms is a heraldic visual design on an escutcheon (i.e., shield), surcoat, or tabard.
A company is a military unit, typically consisting of 80–150 soldiers and usually commanded by a major or a captain.
The demobilisation of the Australian military after World War II involved discharging almost 600,000 men and women from the military, supporting their transition to civilian life and reducing the three armed services to peacetime strengths.
Douglas MacArthur (26 January 18805 April 1964) was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army.
A flamethrower is a mechanical incendiary device designed to project a long, controllable stream of fire.
Major General Sir George Frederick Wootten, (1 May 1893 – 31 March 1970) was a senior Australian Army officer, public servant, right wing political activist and solicitor.
Guerrilla warfare is a form of irregular warfare in which a small group of combatants, such as paramilitary personnel, armed civilians, or irregulars, use military tactics including ambushes, sabotage, raids, petty warfare, hit-and-run tactics, and mobility to fight a larger and less-mobile traditional military.
was the 124th Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, reigning from 25 December 1926, until his death on 7 January 1989.
Infantry is the branch of an army that engages in military combat on foot, distinguished from cavalry, artillery, and tank forces.
Before the outbreak of World War II in the Pacific, the island of Borneo was divided into five territories.
Malaya was gradually occupied by the Japanese between 8 December 1941 and the Allied surrender at Singapore on 16 February 1942.
Kuching (Jawi), officially the City of Kuching, is the capital and the most populous city in the state of Sarawak in Malaysia.
The Landing Vehicle, Tracked (LVT) is an amphibious warfare vehicle and amphibious landing craft, introduced by the United States Navy.
was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army, commanding the Japanese ground forces of the Borneo Campaign of 1945 in the closing months of the war.
Miri (Jawi) is a coastal city in northeastern Sarawak, Malaysia, located near the border of Brunei, on the island of Borneo.
Muara is a town in the north-easternmost part of Brunei-Muara District, Brunei.
The New Britain campaign was a World War II campaign fought between Allied and Imperial Japanese forces.
North Borneo (usually known as British North Borneo, also known as the State of North Borneo) was a British protectorate located in the northern part of the island of Borneo.
Operation Downfall was the proposed Allied plan for the invasion of Japan near the end of World War II.
The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China (including the 1945 Soviet–Japanese conflict). The Second Sino-Japanese War between the Empire of Japan and the Republic of China had been in progress since 7 July 1937, with hostilities dating back as far as 19 September 1931 with the Japanese invasion of Manchuria. However, it is more widely accepted that the Pacific War itself began on 7/8 December 1941, when Japan invaded Thailand and attacked the British possessions of Malaya, Singapore, and Hong Kong as well as the United States military and naval bases in Hawaii, Wake Island, Guam and the Philippines. The Pacific War saw the Allies pitted against Japan, the latter briefly aided by Thailand and to a much lesser extent by the Axis allied Germany and Italy. The war culminated in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and other large aerial bomb attacks by the Allies, accompanied by the Soviet declaration of war and invasion of Manchuria on 9 August 1945, resulting in the Japanese announcement of intent to surrender on 15 August 1945. The formal surrender of Japan ceremony took place aboard the battleship in Tokyo Bay on 2 September 1945. Japan's Shinto Emperor was forced to relinquish much of his authority and his divine status through the Shinto Directive in order to pave the way for extensive cultural and political reforms. After the war, Japan lost all rights and titles to its former possessions in Asia and the Pacific, and its sovereignty was limited to the four main home islands.
Papar (Pekan Papar) is the capital of the Papar District in the West Coast Division of Sabah, Malaysia.
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), formed March 1921, is the aerial warfare branch of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is the naval branch of the Australian Defence Force.
Sabah is a state of Malaysia located on the northern portion of Borneo Island.
Major General Selwyn Havelock Watson Craig Porter, (23 February 1905 – 9 October 1963) was an Australian Army officer and Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police.
Seria is a coastal town on the north-east coast of the island of Borneo, in the Bruneian district of Belait.
The Special Operations Australia (SOA), previously known as the Inter-Allied Services Department (ISD) and later given the cover name of the Services Reconnaissance Department (SRD), was an Australian military intelligence and special reconnaissance unit, during World War II.
South West Pacific Area (SWPA) was the name given to the Allied supreme military command in the South West Pacific Theatre of World War II.
A squadron was historically a cavalry subunit, a company sized military formation.
A tank is an armoured fighting vehicle designed for front-line combat, with heavy firepower, strong armour, tracks and a powerful engine providing good battlefield maneuverability.
Leslie Thomas "Tom" Starcevich, VC (5 September 1918 – 17 November 1989) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" that can be awarded to members of British and Commonwealth armed forces.
Tutong is the town of the Bruneian district of Tutong.
Unit Colour Patches (or simply known as Colour Patches) are currently worn on the slouch hat in the Australian Army to identify the wearer's unit.
The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
The United States Army Air Forces (USAAF or AAF), informally known as the Air Force, was the aerial warfare service of the United States of America during and immediately after World War II (1939/41–1945), successor to the previous United States Army Air Corps and the direct predecessor of the United States Air Force of today, one of the five uniformed military services.
The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy.
The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
Major General Sir William John Victor Windeyer, (28 July 1900 – 23 November 1987) was an Australian judge, soldier, educator, and a Justice of the High Court of Australia.
The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest award of the British honours system.
Weston is a town on the west coast of the state of Sabah in Malaysia.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
The 2/11th Commando Squadron was a commando unit raised by the Australian Army for service in World War II.
The 2/12th Commando Squadron was a commando unit raised by the Australian Army for service in World War II.
The 2/13th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army, which served during World War II.
The 2/15th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army that served during World War II.
The 2/17th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army.
The 2/28th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army, which served during the Second World War.
The 2/43rd Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army.
The 2/9th Armoured Regiment was an armoured regiment of the Australian Army.
The 20th Brigade was a brigade-sized infantry unit of the Australian Army.
The 24th Brigade was a brigade-sized infantry unit of the Australian Army.
The Australian 26th Brigade was an Australian Army infantry brigade of World War II.
The 32nd Indian Infantry Brigade was an infantry brigade formation of the Indian Army during the Second World War.
The Australian 34th Brigade was an Australian Army brigade.
The 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3 RAR) is an mechanised infantry battalion of the Australian Army, based in Townsville as part of the 3rd Brigade.
The 56th Independent Mixed Brigade was an Imperial Japanese Army unit of World War II.
The 9th Division was a division of the Australian Army that served during World War II.