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Sub-series title: Army air operations in New Guinea, Solomons and Nth of Australia
Title (romaji)Rikugun kôkû Nyûginia - Soromon, Gôhoku shiryô
Title (kanji)
AJRP details
AJRP module: National Institute for Defense Studies (Tokyo)
AJRP series: Army campaign reports and records
Location details
Institution: National Institute for Defense Studies (Tokyo)
Institution series: Jinchû nisshi-sentô shôhô nado
Institution sub-series: Rikugun Kôkû Nyûginia - Soromon, Gôhoku shiryô
Sub-series qualities
Quantity: Approx. 330 items
Access: Open
Sub-series type: Unpublished, Official
Sub-series content
Creation date range (year): 1942 to 1949
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:4th Army Flying Corp
4th Airfield Construction Btn
4th Flying Group
Languages: Japanese
Area:New Guinea [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Solomon Islands [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Borneo (Kalimantan) [Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia)]
Content: These records consist of battle reports and operational records from Japanese Army air campaigns in New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and other areas north of Australia. These records are among a larger collection which either survived the post-war campaign of destruction of official documents, or were compiled in the immediate post-war period by the Japanese Demobilisation Ministry.

Approximately 330 items have been identified as relating to campaigns with a connection to Australia. These have been classified as follows:
Army air operations in New Guinea and the Solomons (115 records);
Army air operations North of Australia (90 records);
Operations of the 3rd Air Corps (112 records).

These records primarily comprise war diaries, battle and operations reports, but also include some reports compiled in the immediate post-war period by the Demobilisation Ministry. Examples include classified operations reports for the 4th Air Corps in New Guinea and the Solomons, and detailed battle reports the 4th Air Corps Airfield Construction Battalion.
Other information
Notes: Thanks go to Professor HARA Takeshi for his assistance in the compilation of this record.
Last modified:02/09/2005 12:45:23 PM

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