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What's the plane in background at Japanese surrender ?

Discussion in 'The CBI Theater' started by Owen, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. Owen

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    I believe the cross and white color was to designate it as non hostile, but not enough of it to identify.
     
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    Right.

    I can't identify that particular plane but the Japanese were told to paint planes carrying negotiators white with green crosses

    http://aerotoons.com/blog/2014/06/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWG-FkOH-0g
     
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    Cheers chaps.
    I never knew that about the envoys planes.
    Lots here now I know what I'm looking for.
    http://www.meetup.com/fr-FR/aviation-76/messages/71403212/

    it answers my query
    A rather tall and fearsome-looking Commander S. Kusumi (with Samurai sword), a naval officer on the staff of Field Marshal Terauchi, Supreme Commander of Japanese Forces (Southern Region), arrives at Mingaladon airfield, Rangoon , via the hastily marked Mitsubishi Ki-46 Dinah in the background to take part in the surrender negotiations.


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    Love the SMLE IIIs with the sword bayonets. Are those Aussies?
     
  6. Owen

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    Wouldn't have thought so in Burma.
    Possibly RAF Regiment .
    British & Indians in Burma had a mix of Mk III & No IV.



    Found some more IWM pics of Mingaladon.
    Plane is a Mitsubishi Ki-57Topsy.


    The Japanese surrender envoys are escorted to the interrogation hut after their arrival at Mingaladon airfield, Rangoon.
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    SIGNING OF THE JAPANESE SURRENDER IN BURMA, 1945. © IWM (CI 1579)IWM Non Commercial Licence


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    SIGNING OF THE JAPANESE SURRENDER IN BURMA, 1945. © IWM (CI 1578)IWM Non Commercial Licence
     
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