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Item title: Global situation report for February 1944
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 5/23)
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AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) publications
AJRP sub-series: ATIS enemy publications
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM55 5/23
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 5/-
Item: EP-272
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 58 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Intelligence report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 8/1/1945
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:7th Flying Div
Languages: English
Mokmer [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya), Biak Island]
Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) translation of a Japanese publication captured at Biak on 10 July 1944 during the Allied attacks on Japanese positions in northern Dutch New Guinea, which were intended to isolate the 18th Army at Wewak. This item is an intelligence report entitled "Intelligence report no. 2, 1–19 February", issued by the 7th Flying Division on 5 March 1944. This document is a report covering the war in the Asia-Pacific and European theatres, which an emphasis on the area to the north of Australia. It includes an estimate of the number of Allied submarines, Allied air strength in eastern New Guinea, and Allied aircraft production, charts on Allied air sorties in February, reports on Allied materiel, reproduction of captured documents (mostly concerning signals and flying regulations), and instructions on methods of attacking aircraft with hollow-charge cluster bombs. Sketch maps show the results of aerial reconnaissance in southwest New Guinea, Allied air patrols in western and northern Australia, Allied submarine attacks in northwest Australia in February, Allied air strength in east New Guinea.
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Last modified:03/05/2009 09:01:31 AM
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