On this day: Australian Victory in New Guinea

22nd September 1943. Australian Soldiers from the 2-6th Independent Company diplay Japanese flags they captured during the Battle of Kaiapit between 19 and 20 September 1943. Second Worl

From the collection of the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

22nd September 1943: Australian soldiers hold up Japanese flags captured in the Battle of Kaiapit in New Guinea that ended two days earlier.

The battle, which resulted in an Australian victory over Japan, was fought from the 19th to the 20th.