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Item title: Tables of basic allowances; transport capacities; characteristics of boats, motor vehicles and cameras
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 5/36)
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AJRP details
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 5/36
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 5/-
Item: EP-392
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 28 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Administrative document, Information report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 20/9/1945
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:2nd Area Army Kagayaki Group
Names: NAKAMURA, 1st Lt
Languages: English
Area:Morotai [Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia), Moluccas (Maluku), Halmahera]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) translation of a Japanese publication captured at Morotai on 26 October 1944 during the Allied attacks on Japanese positions in northern Dutch New Guinea, which were intended to isolate the 18th Army at Wewak. This item is a file entitled "Military quantity tables" belonging to 1st Lieutenant NAKAMURA, presumably of Kagayaki Group, 2nd Area Army. It contains charts and tables on the following subjects: required number of tactical maps, capacity of 1.5 ton truck, supplies required by one division for a major engagement, comparative capacity of railroads, ships and motor convoys, characteristics of military vehicles, quantity of coal required for ships, transport capacities of various vessels, characteristics of standard cameras, data on road construction, ammunition required for a major engagement, and the fire power and quantity of weapons in a division.

At this stage of the war the Japanese estimated that around 10 per cent of supplies would reach the front line and that around one-third of supplies dropped by parachute would reach their destination.
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Last modified:03/05/2009 09:03:25 AM
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