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Sub-series title: ATIS material captured at Milne Bay
AJRP details
AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: AWM 82 captured Japanese documents
Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Institution series: AWM 82
Institution sub-series: 1/1/- Items captured at Milne Bay 6/10/42
Sub-series qualities
Quantity: 12 items
Access: Open
Sub-series type: Unpublished, Official
Sub-series content
Creation date range (year): c1942 to 1942
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:Kure 3rd Special Naval Landing Party
Kure 5th Special Naval Landing Party
Yokosuka 5th Special Naval Landing Party
Languages: Japanese
Area:Milne Bay [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua]
Content: These items consist of nominal rolls, an embarkation list and a medical records book for the Kure 3rd and 5th Special Naval Landing Parties, and the Yokosuka 5th Special Naval Landing Party. These units were raised in January (Kure 3rd) and May (Kure 5th, Yokosuka 5th) of 1942, and were part of the Japanese force under the command of the 18th Cruiser Division that landed in Milne Bay in late Aug 1942. None of these items contain an ATIS registration number or stamp, but all are marked as having been received at ATIS SWPA on 16 Oct 1942. The repulsion of these forces by Australian forces under the command of Maj Gen Clowes was the first significant land defeat of Japanese forces in the campaign.
Other information
Last modified:07/13/1999 12:07:05 PM

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