Mangrove Murphy Vendetta 095817

Jacquinot Bay, New Britain. 1945-09-07. After the Japanese surrender, Allied prisoners, most of them in an emaciated condition, were picked up at Rabaul by HMAS Vendetta and brought to Jacquinot Bay. They were then taken by RNZAF air-sea rescue boat to2/8 Australian General Hospital. http://ajrp.awm.gov.au/ajrp/ajrp2.nsf/WebI/Articles/$file/Bullard_WT31_2.pdf?OpenElement NGX310 AIB Special Unit Coastwatcher CAPT. John Joseph “Mangrove” Murphy, above, the only Australian prisoner of war in Rabaul, was there from 1942 when he was captured after landing by submarine in the Gazelle peninsula. AWM 095817

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