|Item title:||Ratio of support elements to combat troops in Japanese garrisons|
|Location:||Australian War Memorial (AWM55 12/17) |
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|AJRP module:||Australian War Memorial official records|
|AJRP series:||Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) publications|
|AJRP sub-series:||ATIS research reports|
|Institution:||Australian War Memorial|
|Call number:||AWM55 12/17|
|Inst. sub-series:||AWM55 12/-|
|Quantity / desc:||8 pages|
|Item type:||Unpublished, Official|
|Creation date (d/m/y):||19/8/1943|
|Conflict code:||Pacific War (1941-1945)|
|Keywords:||MILITARY PERSONNEL, PRISONERS OF WAR, IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY, INTERROGATION, INTELLIGENCE|
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|Japanese unit names:||Akatsuki Unit|
|Area:||Rabaul [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Rabaul Area]|
French Indochina (Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia)
|Content:||This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) research report on the ratio of support elements to Japanese garrison forces. The enquiry was received on 19 August 1943 and an answer despatched on 2 September 1943. Based on information provided by prisoner of war OGINO Seiichi, this report provides details of the number and duties of support (or "service") personnel in South China, Indo-China, Burma and Rabaul. The largest concentration of service personnel were located at Rabaul, with over 16,000 men immediately prior to the Bismark Sea convoy. The report also provided detail on the organisation, composition and functions of "transient" service personnel aboard ships, for example the Akatsuki Unit.|
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