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Item title: Affairs regarding POWs
Title (romaji): Furyo no jôkyô
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM 82 2/302)
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AJRP details
AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: AWM 82 captured Japanese documents
AJRP sub-series: Post-surrender Rabaul material received from HQ 8 Military District
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM 82 2/302
Inst. series: AWM 82
Inst. sub-series: 2/- Post-surrender material received from HQ 8 Military District (Rabaul)
Item: 2/302
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 1 book, 42 pages, handwritten mimeographed copy
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Administrative document, Personnel list
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 30/8/1945
Conflict code: Post-war (related to WW2)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:South East Area Army
Languages: Japanese
Area:Rabaul Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Content: This item contains brief information on Allied POWs who were captured in the area controlled by the South East Area Army and those who were captured elsewhere and transferred to Rabaul. Of the 69 Allied soldiers captured since March 1943, eight were alive in Rabaul at the time of Japan's surrender and 10 had been transferred to Japan. Fifty four British POWs were transferred from the 17th Army to the South East Area Army in March 1943. After 33 of these British POWs had lost their lives due to malaria, the rest were transferred to Watom Island. There were 18 POWs alive on the island when the war ended. Attachments include lists of POWs who had been held by the South East Area Army since March 1943. These lists are identical with those attached to AWM 82 2/301.
AWM 82 captured Japanese document details
Title: Affairs regarding POWs
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Item status: Original document
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Names (kanji ):
Sender (kanji):
Recipient (kanji):
Japanese unit names: South East Area Army
Japanese unit names (romaji):Nantô Hômengun
Japanese unit names (kanji)
Place of acquisition: Rabaul Area
Date of acquisition:
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Last modified:03/05/2009 10:05:30 AM
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