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Item title: Types of Japanese bombs, flares and fuses in use in December 1943
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Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 5/20)
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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 5/20
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 5/-
Item: EP-232
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 26 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Information report, Instruction manual
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 28/11/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
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Languages: English
Area:Aitape [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Aitape–Wewak Area]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) translation of a Japanese publication captured at Aitape on 18 May 1944 during the Allied attacks on Japanese positions in northern New Guinea and Dutch New Guinea, which were intended to isolate the 18th Army at Wewak. The full title of this item is "Types of Japanese bombs, flares and fuzes in use in December 1943; methods of determining types of Allied bombs used from craters made". Issued on 16 November 1943, this document provides data on the construction and function of a variety of flares used by Japanese forces, notes on the Type 99 30 kg bomb and a bomb penetration prevention device. It also includes sketches and notes for determining the type of bombs used in enemy raids and a list of bombs, fuses and flares in use and likely to be issued in the near future.
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Last modified:03/05/2009 09:03:43 AM
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