Beginning of the End of the Japs on Labuan SMOKE OF THE SEA-AND-AIR BOMBARDMENT OF LABUAN ISLAND—" key" to North Borneo—still obscurcd the coastline (I) as transports carrying men of the Australian 9th Division moved inshpre cn June 10, I94S. Landing was effected without a fatal casualty. Wading waist deep, Aussies unloaded their signal equipment (2). Matilda tanks nosed forward (3) to flatten tha jungle. On the captured airstrip, these troops exultantly clambered over a wrecked Japanese b-m ber (4). The island wa dsared by June 23. Seem i pin pa^e 131. PAGE 162 rho'os. L A’-I
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