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Item title: Japanese plans for formation and manoeuvre of convoys
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 12/3)
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AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) publications
AJRP sub-series: ATIS research reports
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM55 12/3
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 12/-
Item: RR-18
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 14 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Information report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 3/7/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:
Languages: English
Area:Rabaul Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Buna Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
Giruwa [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area]
Port Moresby Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua]
Lae [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula, Lae–Markham River Area]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) research report on the composition of Japanese naval convoys. The enquiry was received on 3 July 1943 and an answer despatched on 8 July 1943. This report contains information on the formation, escort (air and sea) arrangements, evasive tactics, communication and signal regulations, use of lighting and smoke for Japanese naval convoys. It provides an outline of convoys used in operations including: the Battle of Midway (28 May 1942), the route from Rabaul to Buna (20 July 1942), the invasion of Port Moresby (6 August 1942), the route from Rabaul to Giruwa (25 August 1942), Rabaul to Lae (3-7 December 1942) and operations in the Bismarck Sea (28 February 1942 to 3 March 1943).

It also contains a map of the area around Lae in March 1943 and Japanese formations at various anchorage points.
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