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Item title: War diary for the 222nd Infantry Regt 1st Machine Gun Coy
Title (romaji): Hohei Dai 222 Rentai Dai 1 Kikanjû Chûtai jinchû nisshi
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM 82 1/2/500007)
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AJRP details
AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: AWM 82 captured Japanese documents
AJRP sub-series: ATIS material registered as B documents
AJRP folder:
Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM 82 1/2/500007
Inst. series: AWM 82
Inst. sub-series: 1/2/- Items registered by ATIS as "B" documents
Item: 1/2/500007
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 1 book, approx. 90 pages with entries in ink and carbon copy
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Official diary
Item content
Creation date range (d/m/y): 01/05/1943 to 30/05/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:36th Division 222nd Infantry Regt 1st Machine Gun Coy
Names: IMAI, Lt; SHIKANO, Lt
Languages: Japanese
Area:Qinyuen [China–Hong Kong, Shanxi]
Baizi [China–Hong Kong, Shanxi]
Hansa Bay [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Wewak–Madang Area]
Content: This item is an official diary for the month of May 1943, recording the activities of the 222nd Infantry Regiment 1st Machine Gun Company while stationed at Qinyuen in Shanxi, China. It contains various lists of troop numbers and horses, as well as reports and orders concerning daily activities and duties such as trench digging, road building and maintenance, surveillance activities, weapons inspections, and instructions about the construction of a feed storage facility at the barracks. The diary also mentions arrangements for a surprise attack on the 20th of May under the command of Lt. Imai. It was captured at Hansa Bay in July 1944.
AWM 82 captured Japanese document details
Title: War diary for the 222nd Infantry Regt 1st Machine Gun Coy
ATIS number: 500007
Item status: Original document
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Names: IMAI, Lt; SHIKANO, Lt
Names (kanji ):
Sender (kanji):
Recipient (kanji):
Japanese unit names: 36th Division 222nd Infantry Regt 1st Machine Gun Coy
Japanese unit names (romaji):Dai 36 Shidan Hohei 222 Rentai Dai 1 Kikanjû Chûtai
Japanese unit names (kanji)
Place of acquisition: Hansa Bay
Date of acquisition: 07/29/1944
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Last modified:03/05/2009 10:07:24 AM
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