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Item title: Map fragments of Madang and Erima
Title (romaji): Madang, Erima fukin no chizu danpen
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM 82 1/2/500073/4)
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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 1/2/500073/4
Inst. series: AWM 82
Inst. sub-series: 1/2/- Items registered by ATIS as "B" documents
Item: 1/2/500073/4
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 6 pages, hand-drawn maps in black ink
Access: Open subject to condition
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Map
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): ?/09/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:75th Casualty Clearing Unit
54th Line of Communication
5th Marine Engineer Regt
Languages: Japanese
Area:Erima [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Wewak–Madang Area]
Madang [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Wewak–Madang Area]
Content: This item is a collection of map fragments showing detailed area diagrams of Madang and Erima. The Erima fragments show the location of a guard unit and a casualty transportation unit, as well as mentioning a ship's engineer unit, suggesting that they may have been created for use in a military operation aimed at removing sick and injured soldiers from the region. The Madang area diagram is very detailed, and shows features such as roads, plantations and a gaol, as well as indicating the location of guard units. This diagram also has dates between the 1st and 5th of September written at various locations, suggesting that it is part of a planned operation by the 18th Army. This item was probably captured at Madang in 1944.
AWM 82 captured Japanese document details
Title: Map fragments of Madang and Erima
ATIS number: 500073
Item status: Original document
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Names (kanji ):
Sender (kanji):
Recipient (kanji):
Japanese unit names: 75th Casualty Clearing Unit
54th Line of Communication
5th Marine Engineer Regt
Japanese unit names (romaji):Dai 75 Kanja Unsô Tai
Dai 54 Heitan Chiku
Senpaku Kôhei Dai 5 Rentai
Dai 2 Shidan
Japanese unit names (kanji)
Place of acquisition: Madang
Date of acquisition:
Other information
This item is extremely fragile
Last modified:03/05/2009 10:06:36 AM
Source:AJRP staff

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