Australian Signal Corps in Defensive Position; WWII; Labuan, Malaysia; June 1945

An Australian 2/43rd Battalion Bren Gun position on Labuan Island to the north of the airfield during the fighting on the island in June 1945.

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 1945-06-13
Source US Signal Corps
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