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Item title: Letters to Vice Admiral IRIFUNE
Title (romaji): IRIFUNE chûjô at shokan
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM 82 2/78)
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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 2/78
Inst. series: AWM 82
Inst. sub-series: 2/- Post-surrender material received from HQ 8 Military District (Rabaul)
Item: 2/78
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 10 pages, handwritten in ink and brush
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Correspondence
Item content
Creation date range (d/m/y): 30/3/1946 to 26/4/1946
Conflict code: Post-war (related to WW2)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:Tobera (7th) Group
Talili (12th) Group
Names: IRIFUNE Jikisaburô, Vice Adm; NOMURA, Staff Officer; SANAGI, Col; MORITA
Languages: Japanese
Area:Rabaul Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Lae [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula, Lae–Markham River Area]
Content: This item consists of correspondence between Vice Admiral IRIFUNE and Staff Officer NOMURA. It contains seven letters and attachments from NOMURA to IRIFUNE and one letter from IRIFUNE to NOMURA. Main issues discussed in NOMURA's letters include war crimes trials, remuneration for defence lawyers and interpreters, and mismanagement of documents related to servicemen's savings. NOMURA apologises that the documents on savings were wrongly destroyed and consults IRIFUNE in order to enable soldiers to withdraw their savings without those administrative documents. The letter from IRIFUNE to NOMURA discusses Japanese POWs transferred from Lae.
AWM 82 captured Japanese document details
Title: Letters to Vice Admiral IRIFUNE
ATIS number:
Item status: Original document
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Names: IRIFUNE Jikisaburô, Vice Adm; NOMURA, Staff Officer; SANAGI, Col; MORITA
Names (kanji ):
Sender (kanji):
Recipient (kanji):
Japanese unit names: Tobera (7th) Group
Talili (12th) Group
Japanese unit names (romaji):Tobera (Dai 7) Shûdan; Tariri (Dai 12) Shûdan
Japanese unit names (kanji)
Place of acquisition: Rabaul Area
Date of acquisition:
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