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Item title: Military notebook for 1st Class Pte IKEMOTO Shigeru
Title (romaji): Ikemoto Shigeru ittôhei no gunji techô
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM 82 1/2/500306)
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AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: AWM 82 captured Japanese documents
AJRP sub-series: ATIS material registered as B documents
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM 82 1/2/500306
Inst. series: AWM 82
Inst. sub-series: 1/2/- Items registered by ATIS as "B" documents
Item: 1/2/500306
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: Photocopy, 30 pages, with printed and handwritten entries
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Notebook
Item content
Creation date range (d/m/y): 25/12/1942 to ?/10/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:17th Division 54th Infantry Regt
Names: IKEMOTO Shigeru, 1st Class Pte
Languages: Japanese
Area:New Britain [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago]
Awul [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Rabaul [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Rabaul Area]
Content: This item is a military pocket book belonging to a 1st Class Private IKEMOTO Shigeru from the 3rd Aviation Division 10th Anti-Aircraft Regiment. The notebook was issued to Pte IKEMOTO in 1939, and he possessed it until at least July 1943. At the front of the pocket book are printed copies of the Imperial Rescript on the Armed Forces, and a set of "Military Rules" concerning soldier behaviour and morale. The back of the pocket book contains Pte IKEMOTO's private notes on his military career, including his transfer to the 54th Infantry Regiment, his hospitalisation for medical treatment and his participation in various military operations in the Rabaul area. This item was captured at Awul in June 1944.
AWM 82 captured Japanese document details
Title: Military notebook for 1st Class Pte IKEMOTO Shigeru
ATIS number: 500306
Item status: Photocopy - original document repatriated
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Names: IKEMOTO Shigeru, 1st Class Pte
Names (kanji ):
Sender (kanji):
Recipient (kanji):
Japanese unit names: 17th Division 54th Infantry Regt
Japanese unit names (romaji):Tôbu Dai 1992 Butai
Dai 3 Hikô Shidan Dai 10 Yasen Kôsha Hôtai
Dai 1 Shidan Dai 10 Yasen Kôsha Hôtai
Japanese unit names (kanji)
Place of acquisition: Awul
Date of acquisition: 06/06/1944
Other information
Last modified:03/05/2009 10:07:52 AM
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