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Item title: Môtôsan war diary
Title (romaji): Môtôsan jinchû nisshi
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM 82 1/2/500032)
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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 1/2/500032
Inst. series: AWM 82
Inst. sub-series: 1/2/- Items registered by ATIS as "B" documents
Item: 1/2/500032
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 1 book, approx. 50 pages with entries in pencil
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Official diary
Item content
Creation date range (d/m/y): 02/01/c1944 to 27/02/c1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:
Names: TAKAHASHI, 2nd Lt
Languages: Japanese
Area:Mindiri [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula, Sio–Bogadjim Area]
Môtôsan [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula, Sio–Bogadjim 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 an official diary recording the activities of an unnamed army communications unit stationed near Mindiri. It contains orders and reports concerning the unit's defence of a strategic area named "Môtôsan," under heavy attack from American and Australian forces, including activities such as patrol duty, weapons inspections, and the construction of an antennae for receiving communications by telegraph. This item was captured at Madang in May 1944.
AWM 82 captured Japanese document details
Title: Môtôsan war diary
ATIS number: 500032
Item status: Original document
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Names: TAKAHASHI, 2nd Lt
Names (kanji ):
Sender (kanji):
Recipient (kanji):
Japanese unit names:
Japanese unit names (romaji):
Japanese unit names (kanji)
Place of acquisition: Madang
Date of acquisition: 05/24/1944
Other information
Last modified:03/05/2009 10:06:40 AM
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