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Item title: HIGASHIYAMA Nobuhiko diary
Title (romaji): Higashiyama Nobuhiko nikki
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (PR90/114)
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AJRP details
AJRP module: Australian War Memorial private records
AJRP series: AWM Japanese language material
AJRP sub-series: Captured Japanese diaries
AJRP folder:
Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: PR90/114
Inst. series: Various
Inst. sub-series: Various
Item: PR90/114
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 1 notebook, 22 pages with entries in ink
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Private
Category: Personal diary
Item content
Creation date range (d/m/y): 14/10/1942 to 21/11/1942
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:South Seas Force
843 Maru
Names: HIGASHIYAMA Nobuhiko
Languages: Japanese
Area:Manila [Philippines, Luzon]
Buna Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
Content: This item is a diary written by HIGASHIYAMA Nobuhiko, who was a reserve serviceman belonging to the South Seas Force. The diary covers the period from 14 October to 21 November 1942 which corresponded to his departure on the transport ship "843 Maru" from Japan to his transportation on the destroyer "Fûun" from Rabaul to the Buna area. The diary describes HIGASHIYAMA's everyday life on and off the ships during his journey to Buna. It also records the convoy's frequent precautions against enemy submarines and his recollections of visiting a bar in Manila. The diary was found on the Buna battlefield.
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Last modified:12/14/2000 04:59:26 PM
Source:AJRP staff

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