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Item title: Secondary service records for the 39th Independent Motor Car Bn 4th Coy
Title (romaji): Dai 2ji kôseki meibo, Dokuritsu Jidôsha Dai 39 Daitai Dai 4 Chûtai
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM 82 1/2/500051/1)
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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 1/2/500051/1
Inst. series: AWM 82
Inst. sub-series: 1/2/- Items registered by ATIS as "B" documents
Item: 1/2/500051/1
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 1 bundle of papers, approx. 50 handwritten mimeographed forms
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Administrative document, Service record
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): ?/?/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:39th Independent Motor Car Bn 4th Coy
52nd Division
Languages: Japanese
Area:Subang [Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia), Java (Jawa)]
Batavia (Jakarta) [Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia), Java (Jawa)]
Palau Island [Central Pacific, Caroline Islands]
Hansa Bay [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Wewak–Madang Area]
Content: This item is a collection of service records for about 50 members of the 39th Independent Motor Car Battalion 4th Company. Each file gives an account of the soldier's activities for the period between October 1941 and May 1943, beginning with their recruitment in October 1941. Notes on each record reveal that the 4th Company was assigned to the 52nd Division between October 1941 and March 1942, after which they were sent to the Subang-Jakarta region of Indonesia to perform guard and transport duties. They were subsequently transferred in February 1943 to take part in the Palao Campaign in , and finally in the 4th and 5th Hansa transport campaigns. As well as these details, each record also contains individual comments on the soldier's performance, and various grade marks are assigned for some campaign periods. This item was captured at Hansa Bay in July 1944.
AWM 82 captured Japanese document details
Title: Secondary service records for the 39th Independent Motor Car Bn 4th Coy
ATIS number: 500051
Item status: Original document
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Names (kanji ):
Sender (kanji):
Recipient (kanji):
Japanese unit names: 39th Independent Motor Car Bn 4th Coy
52nd Division
Japanese unit names (romaji):Dokuritsu Jidôsha Dai 39 Daitai Dai 4 Chûtai
Dai 52 Shidan
Japanese unit names (kanji)
Place of acquisition: Hansa Bay
Date of acquisition: 07/10/1944
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Last modified:03/05/2009 10:07:58 AM
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