8th Tank Regiment
Peter Flahavin 1996
This tank was based at Rapopo near Rabaul. At the end
of the war, it was one of forty tanks surrendered at Rapopo on
September 28, 1945 to the Australian 2/4 Armoured Regiment. The tanks were then driven to Rabaul by Japanese drivers with Australians as tank commanders. Most were
This tank was brought back to Australia
as war booty and displayed at Royal
Australian Armoured Corps Museum.
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January 10, 2018