|Item title:||Field log of Sakigawa Unit, July-August 1942|
|Location:||Australian War Memorial (AWM55 5/3) |
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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|
|Institution:||Australian War Memorial|
|Call number:||AWM55 5/3|
|Inst. sub-series:||AWM55 5/-|
|Quantity / desc:||17 pages|
|Item type:||Unpublished, Official|
|Creation date (d/m/y):||16/7/1943|
|Conflict code:||Pacific War (1941-1945)|
|Keywords:||IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY, JUNGLE WARFARE, MILITARY OPERATIONS, TRANSPORT, LOG BOOKS|
|Australian unit names:|
|Allied unit names:|
|Japanese unit names:||South Seas Force Sakigawa Unit|
|Area:||Rabaul [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Rabaul Area]|
Giruwa [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area]
Buna [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area]
Soputa [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area]
|Content:||This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) translation of a Japanese publication captured in the Buna area on 3 February 1943 during the Japanese retreat from campaigns in the Buna area. This item is a daily field log and official diary of the Sakigawa Unit between 1 July 1942 and 7 August 1942. It records the unit's daily orders and movements while stationed at Rabaul, their preparations for the landing at New Guinea, and their advance to forward positions at Giruwa. It also contains observations about leaving Rabaul, landing in New Guinea, and the general conditions experienced in jungle warfare.|
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