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Item title: Maps of secret landing locations in the New Britain-Finschhafen area
Title (romaji): Ibogi-Finshu fukinkan shûtei hitoku ichi yôzu
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM 82 1/2/500073/1)
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AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: AWM 82 captured Japanese documents
AJRP sub-series: ATIS material registered as B documents
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM 82 1/2/500073/1
Inst. series: AWM 82
Inst. sub-series: 1/2/- Items registered by ATIS as "B" documents
Item: 1/2/500073/1
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 22 pages, hand-drwan mimeographed copy
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Map
Item content
Creation date range (d/m/y): ?/04/1943 to ?/09/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:1st Marine Engineer Regt 1st Coy
Names: ODA Katsu, Capt
Languages: Japanese
Area:Sag Sag [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Umboi Island [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Bismarck Sea, Vitiaz Strait]
Bumi River [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula, Finschhafen Area]
Madang [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Wewak–Madang Area]
Content: This item is a set of hand-drawn area maps and elevation diagrams that were constructed in 1943 for the 1st Marine Engineer Regiment to provide detailed information about naval routes and secret docking locations in the area between Finschhafen and Ibogi in New Britain, probably in connection with the Japanese fortification of the Finschhafen area in 1943. On the first sheet is an index of the 20 areas covered by the maps which include the western tip of New Britain (Ibogi*, Natamo, Karaiai*, Tsurubu Point*, Sag Sag, Kilige*, Bushing Point* and Marcus Point ), Umboi Island, Sio, the Bumi and Bubui* Rivers, and Finschhafen. Features such as reefs, rivers, mountains and any Japanese facilities such as bases or communications posts clearly marked, and some of the maps also contain instructions for specific missions to be carried out, such as reconnaissance and scout missions on the 6th and 22nd of April. This item was captured at Madang, probably in 1944.
AWM 82 captured Japanese document details
Title: Maps of secret landing locations in the New Britain-Finschhafen area
ATIS number: 500073/1
Item status: Original document
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Names: ODA Katsu, Capt
Names (kanji ):
Sender (kanji):
Recipient (kanji):
Japanese unit names: 1st Marine Engineer Regt 1st Coy
Japanese unit names (romaji):Senpaku Kôhei Dai 1 Rentai Dai 1 Chûtai
Japanese unit names (kanji)
Place of acquisition: Madang
Date of acquisition:
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Last modified:03/05/2009 10:08:24 AM
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