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Folder title: Eastern New Guinea army operations in the South East Area
Title (romaji)Nantô higashi Nyûginia Rikugun sakusen shiryô
Title (kanji)
AJRP details
AJRP module: National Institute for Defense Studies (Tokyo)
AJRP series: Army campaign reports and records
AJRP sub-series: South East Area army operations
Location details
Institution: National Institute for Defense Studies (Tokyo)
Call number: Nantô higashi Nyûginia 1-346
Inst. series: Jinchû nisshi-sentô shôhô nado
Inst. sub-series: Nantô Rikugun shiryô
Folder qualities
Quantity: Approx. 283 items
Access: Open
Folder type: Unpublished, Official
Folder content
Creation date range (m/y): ?/1942 to ?/1949
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:South Seas Force
18th Army
Languages: English, Japanese
Area:Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)
Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya) [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Content: These records consist of battle reports, operations records, orders and memoirs from Japanese army campaigns in eastern New Guinea and Papua. They either survived the post-war campaign of destruction of official documents or were compiled in the immediate post-war period by the Japanese Demobilisation Ministry. They include maps, war diaries, operations reports, memoirs and official documentation for army campaigns in Papua and New Guinea. Examples of items are war diaries for the 34th Line of Communication Unit in Wewak, and operations reports from battles in Buna and Giruwa.
Other information
Notes: Thanks go to Professor HARA Takeshi for his assistance in the compilation of this record.
Last modified:02/09/2005 12:45:57 PM

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