Morotai, Halmahera Islands. 1945. Dolly, a nine year old Japanese girl, is favourite at the Japanese prisoner of war (POW) camp at 1st Australian Compound, Morotai. Together with her parents she was captured on the West Coast of Borneo. Dolly is seen here chatting with an Australian soldier.

Morotai, Halmahera Islands. 1945. Dolly, a nine year old Japanese girl, is favourite at the Japanese prisoner of war (POW) camp at 1st Australian Compound, Morotai. Together with her parents she was captured on the West Coast of Borneo. Dolly is seen here chatting with an Australian soldier.

white powder sand, morotai, Indonesia

white powder sand, morotai, Indonesia

beach in morotai island,indonesia

beach in morotai island,indonesia

Morotai Island Amazing

Morotai Island Amazing

The main street of local village  A view of the main street of the local village or hamlet, unfortunately the name and other details are not recorded

The main street of local village A view of the main street of the local village or hamlet, unfortunately the name and other details are not recorded

Camp activity

Camp activity

Front Gate to the troops living area  This is the gate to the camp where the Australians lived

Front Gate to the troops living area This is the gate to the camp where the Australians lived

Party time

Party time

Morotai, North Maluku. Photograph by Michael Sjukrie (2006).

Morotai, North Maluku. Photograph by Michael Sjukrie (2006).

Consolidated B-24J-1-CF (converted to F-7A), s/n 42-64047,''PATCHED UP PIECE'' of the 20th CMS 5th AF, Morotai 1945

Consolidated B-24J-1-CF (converted to F-7A), s/n 42-64047,''PATCHED UP PIECE'' of the 20th CMS 5th AF, Morotai 1945


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Posh picture show - Morotai

Posh picture show - Morotai

A52-600 at Morotai in 1945 while deploying to Labuan Borneo.De Havilland, Mosquito, DH98, A52-600

A52-600 at Morotai in 1945 while deploying to Labuan Borneo.De Havilland, Mosquito, DH98, A52-600

A Hardpacked Dirt Airstrip  It is believed that the surrender took place at this joint Australian/American airfield on the island of Morotai.

A Hardpacked Dirt Airstrip It is believed that the surrender took place at this joint Australian/American airfield on the island of Morotai.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VIII, A58-615, coded ZP-Y, 457 Squadron RAAF, pilot F/O Fred J. Inger, Morotai, 1944

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VIII, A58-615, coded ZP-Y, 457 Squadron RAAF, pilot F/O Fred J. Inger, Morotai, 1944

Morotai airport is located on Morotai Island where the Allied Forces of Morotai airport is located on Morotai Island where the Allied Forces of World War II built a vast air base to support their campaign against imperial Japan.

Morotai airport is located on Morotai Island where the Allied Forces of Morotai airport is located on Morotai Island where the Allied Forces of World War II built a vast air base to support their campaign against imperial Japan.

Morotai Airbase 1944 (Maluku Islands)

Morotai Airbase 1944 (Maluku Islands)

A view of a camp site set in the cocoanut palms. Living conditions on Morotai evolved into an Eden compared to New Guinea, except here we had almost nightly enemy air raids.

A view of a camp site set in the cocoanut palms. Living conditions on Morotai evolved into an Eden compared to New Guinea, except here we had almost nightly enemy air raids.

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