Japanese officer Yasuno Chikao cuts off the head of a captive Australian sergeant Leonard Siffleet.
In October 1943, in the area of the city of Aitape, a group of Australian intelligence officers was ambushed and captured by Japanese soldiers. After interrogation and torture, by order of Vice Admiral Kamada, all Australians were executed.
A photograph of the execution was found by the Americans at the murdered Japanese soldier in April 1944.
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Location: Aitape, New Guinea
Photo date: October 24, 1943