Category: British Commonwealth Occupation Force, Australia

Categories: Australia, World War II | Australian Defence Force

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Participation in the British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) marked the first time that Australians were involved in the military occupation of a sovereign nation which it had defeated in war. BCOF participation in the Allied occupation of Japan was announced on 31 January 1946, though planning and negotiations had been in progress since the end of the war. The main body of Australian troops arrived in Japan on 21 February. About 16,000 Australians served in BCOF, including an infantry contingent of 4,700, base units consisting of 5,300, an air force wing of 2,200, and 130 from the Australian General Hospital. The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) also had a presence in the region as part of the British Pacific Fleet. The BCOF area of responsibility was the western prefectures of Shimani, Yamaguchi, Tottori, Okayama, Hiroshima, and Shikoku Island. BCOF ceased to exist on 28th April 1952 when the Japanese Peace Treaty came into effect.

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Subcategories (12)


Person Profiles (36)

B

04 Feb 1918 Southampton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom - aft 04 Feb 2018
15 Jun 1914 Ipswich, Queensland, Australia - May 1991 photo
03 Jan 1919 Prospect, South Australia, Australia - 04 Dec 2000
28 Jun 1921 Adelaide, South Australia, Australia - 09 Apr 2008
03 Sep 1928 Guildford, Western Australia, Australia - 24 Nov 2020

C

05 Feb 1916 Woodville, South Australia, Australia - 02 Oct 1990
03 Jan 1927 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - 08 Jul 1999

D

03 Jan 1929 Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia - 30 Jul 2016
13 Mar 1928 York, South Australia, Australia - 24 Jun 1962
18 Feb 1923 Murray Bridge, South Australia, Australia - 15 Oct 2011 photo

E

07 Aug 1924 Launceston, Tasmania, Australia - 31 Aug 2009 photo

F

01 Dec 1904 Enfield, New South Wales, Australia - 1967

G

12 Feb 1900 Northam, Western Australia (Australia) - 04 Nov 1977 photo

G cont.

04 Jan 1911 Carlton, Victoria, Australia - 20 May 1992 photo
04 Mar 1920 Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
23 Oct 1920 Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia - 20 Jul 1996 photo

H

24 May 1897 Stawell, Victoria, Australia - 24 Nov 1990

L

21 Jan 1927 New South Wales, Australia - 24 Feb 2013

M

17 Feb 1917 Waverley, New South Wales, Australia - 18 May 2004
14 Feb 1924 Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia - 06 Nov 1951 photo
18 Mar 1899 Newtown, New South Wales (Australia) - 03 Feb 1989
23 Mar 1925 Geelong, Victoria, Australia - 23 Mar 1993
17 Apr 1923 Toogoolawah, Queensland, Australia - 07 May 2014
03 Apr 1908 Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia - 11 Oct 1987 photo
05 Dec 1922 Roma, Queensland, Australia - 11 Sep 1995

M cont.

15 Aug 1927 Haberfield, New South Wales, Australia - 09 May 2008

N

22 Jul 1915 Yandina, Queensland, Australia - 14 Sep 1989
22 Nov 1893 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia - 04 Jan 1966 photo
24 Mar 1890 Creswick, Victoria, Australia - 04 Aug 1966 photo

O

02 Apr 1918 Armadale, Victoria, Australia - 03 Mar 1987

P

09 Dec 1911 Adelaide, South Australia, Australia - 30 Aug 1987 photo

R

29 Oct 1894 Warrnambool, Victoria (Australia) - 28 Apr 1960 photo

S

04 Apr 1925 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - 1956
13 Aug 1925 South Yarra, Victoria, Australia - 30 Jul 2008

W

25 Sep 1919 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia - 08 Jun 2004 photo
29 Sep 1897 Manly, New South Wales (Australia) - 15 Feb 1982




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