Australian Soldier Stands on Guard at Labuan Airstrip during WWII; Malaysia, June 1945

A soldier from the Australian 2/43rd Battalion armed with an Owen Gun in a bomber dispersal bay at Labuan airstrip on the day of the Australian landing there.

The Battle of Labuan was an engagement fought between Allied and Japanese forces on the island of Labuan off Borneo during June 1945. It formed part of the Australian invasion of North Borneo, and was initiated by the Allied forces as part of a plan to capture the Brunei Bay area and develop it into a base to support future offensives.

Taken on 1945-06-10
Source Australian War Memorial
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