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Item title: Notification regarding enshrining of personnel from Nichiryu Maru
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 5/5)
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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 5/5
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 5/-
Item: EP-54
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 16 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Administrative document, Information report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 5/11/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:51st Div
102nd Infantry Regt
Names: HONGO Tadao Chief of Staff; MARUOKA Kohei, Cdr
Languages: English
Area:Nassau Bay [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Mubo–Salamaua Area]
Lae [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula, Lae–Markham River Area]
New Britain [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) translation of a Japanese publication captured at Cape Dinga near Nassau Bay on 15 July 1943 during the Japanese retreat from campaigns in the Owen Stanley Ranges. This item contains instructions from 51st Divison Chief of Staff, HONGO Tadao, to 102nd Infantry Regiment Commander, MARUOKA Kohei, regarding the deification of persons lost in the sinking of the transport vessel Nichiryu Maru, which was sunk enroute from New Britain to Lae on 7 January 1943. The document contains regulations regarding the handling of missing persons, the confirmation of court ranks and decorations, and a brief account of the sinking.
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