Australian War Memorial link to photographs and text:
Kure, Japan. 1949. Portrait of Lieutenant Queale, Officer Commanding, Military History Section, BCOF. Use link to see photograph.
Image copyright: Copyright expired – public domain
ID number 132152
Photographer Queale, Alan
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
OKUNOSHIMA, JAPAN. 1946-10-03. 60 KG MUSTARD GAS BOMBS, MINUS DETONATORS BUT STILL WITH THEIR BURSTER CHARGES OF PICRIC ACID IN PLACE, BEING STOWED IN THE HOLD OF THE SHIP SHINTONMARU. THE CONTAINERS WILL BE DESTROYED LATER AT SEA DURING THE FINAL PHASES OF “OPERATION LEWISITE”, UNDER THE SUPERVISON OF DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT, BCOF. THE GAS WAS MANUFACTURED AT THE TADANOUMI BRANCH, TOKYO 2ND ARMY ARSENAL.
Ceramic containers, formerly used for processing mustard gas and lewisite, Okunoshima, 3 August 1946 131732
Press Reports of Feb 2011 repeatedly state Unit 731 was “shadowy” and unknown and has been for decades. This is false. US and BCOF forces were thoroughly familar with Unit 731 activities.
Location of Unit 731 Poison Gas Island in reference to Hiroshima. The site escaped any war damage. It presented a purely military target.
An accurate report from Taiwan: