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Item title: Arrival of POWs from Lae
Title (romaji): Rae yori tôchakuseru furyo ni kansuru ken
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM 82 2/290)
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AJRP details
AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: AWM 82 captured Japanese documents
AJRP sub-series: Post-surrender Rabaul material received from HQ 8 Military District
AJRP folder:
Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM 82 2/290
Inst. series: AWM 82
Inst. sub-series: 2/- Post-surrender material received from HQ 8 Military District (Rabaul)
Item: 2/290
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 4 pages, handwritten in pencil
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Administrative document
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 16/2/1946
Conflict code: Post-war (related to WW2)
Australian unit names: 11th Division
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:South East Area Army
Names: KATÔ Rinpei, Lt Gen
Sender: KATÔ Rinpei, Lt Gen
Recipient: Commander, 11th Division
Languages: Japanese
Area:Rabaul Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Lae [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula, Lae–Markham River Area]
Content: This item is a draft of a letter from Lieutenant General KATÔ to the Commander of the 11th Division regarding the arrival of Japanese POWs from Lae. A total of 442 POWs arrived in Rabaul on 17 February 1946, including 423 Japanese, 12 Korean, five Indonesian and two Formosan nationals. Japanese POWs were to be evenly distributed to Japanese camps in the Rabaul area, while foreign workers were to be attached to the Kokopo (11th) Camp.
AWM 82 captured Japanese document details
Title: Arrival of POWs from Lae
ATIS number:
Item status: Original document
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Names: KATÔ Rinpei, Lt Gen
Names (kanji ):
Sender: KATÔ Rinpei, Lt Gen
Sender (kanji):
Recipient: Commander, 11th Division
Recipient (kanji):
Japanese unit names: South East Area Army
Japanese unit names (romaji):Nantô Hômengun
Japanese unit names (kanji)
Place of acquisition: Rabaul Area
Date of acquisition:
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