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Item title: Aerial burst fused bombs, effects
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 12/30)
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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 12/30
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 12/-
Item: RR-49
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 2 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Information report
Item content
Creation date range (d/m/y): 30/9/1943 to 10/10/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
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Languages: English
Area:New Guinea [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Papua [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) research report on Allied aerial burst fuzed bombs. The enquiry was received on 30 September 1943 and an answer despatched on 10 October 1943. The enquirer requested information from captured documents and interrogation reports on the effectiveness of aerial burst fuzed bombs (parachute bombs) after reports of the bombs having killed Japanese without leaving wounds and having caused warping and buckling of aircraft. The report lists seven references to parachute bombs between 12 September 1942 and 8 June 1943, but provides little detail on the nature or effectiveness of the bombs themselves.
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Last modified:03/05/2009 09:06:32 AM
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