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Item title: Movement of troops and supplies from New Britain to New Guinea
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 12/7)
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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 12/7
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 12/-
Item: RR-26
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 5 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Information report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 25/7/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:
Languages: English
Area:New Britain [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago]
Rabaul [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Rabaul Area]
New Guinea [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Finschhafen [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula, Finschhafen Area]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) research report on the movement of troops and supplies from New Britain to New Guinea by light naval vessels, submarines and landing craft. The enquiry was received on 25 July 1943 and an answer despatched on 27 July 1943. The report outlines the specific routes taken by Japanese supply vessels along the southern coast of New Britain and the east coast of New Guinea in the vicinity of Finschhaffen. Based on information from current translations, spot reports and bulletins, it recounts various transport expeditions undertaken in early 1943, describing the number and type of vessels, quantity of cargo, engagement with Allied aircraft, places of concealment and loading and unloading operations. The information contained in this report was increasingly important to the Allies who were endeavouring to restrict the number of smaller naval vessels the Japanese now depended upon to supply their New Guinea operations.
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