|Item title:||HISAEDA Akiyoshi diary|
|Title (romaji):||Hisaeda Akiyoshi nikki|
|Location:||Australian War Memorial (3DRL/4005) |
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|AJRP module:||Australian War Memorial private records|
|AJRP series:||AWM Japanese language material|
|AJRP sub-series:||Captured Japanese diaries|
|Institution:||Australian War Memorial|
|Quantity / desc:||34 photocopied and mimeographed pages|
|Item type:||Unpublished, Private|
|Creation date range (d/m/y):||3/10/1941 to 16/11/1942|
|Conflict code:||Pacific War (1941-1945)|
|Keywords:||AIR RAIDS, DIARIES, AIR DROPS, IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY, ENTRENCHMENTS, JUNGLE WARFARE, PACIFIC WAR, NAVAL OPERATIONS, FIELD HOSPITALS, FOOD SUPPLY|
|Australian unit names:|
|Allied unit names:||USS Saratoga|
|Japanese unit names:||South Sea Force Bandô Unit First Field Hospital|
South Sea Force Sakigawa Unit
|Area:||Guam [Central Pacific, Gilbert Islands (Kiribati)]|
Rabaul [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Rabaul Area]
Buna Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
Kokoda Track [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
|Content:||The collection consists of a photocopy of the diary of HISAEDA Akiyoshi, a mimeographed translation of the diary, and a photocopied newspaper cutting about the diary (The Canberra Times, 3 May 1972). HISAEDA was an Army Private, attached to the First Field Hospital, Bandô Unit, in the South Sea Force. The diary covers the period from 3 October 1941 to 16 November 1942, which corresponded to his enlistment to his death in Gona. The diary records his experiences in the occupations of Guam and Rabaul, the Battle of the Coral Sea, and the early New Guinea campaigns. On 5 June 1942 he heard the news that the Japanese special submarine force entered Sydney harbour and sunk an ememy ship. HISAEDA was killed by a native patrol in Gona and the diary was kept by L.B. Smith, an officer commanding the native camp in Gona in late 1942. The diary includes some drawings of Guam and Rabaul by HISAEDA.|
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