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Item title: Strength and disposition of Japanese forces in New Guinea
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 12/41)
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AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) publications
AJRP sub-series: ATIS research reports
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM55 12/41
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 12/-
Item: RR-63
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 71 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Information report
Item content
Creation date range (d/m/y): 10/6/1944 to 20/6/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:
Languages: English
Area:Hollandia (Jayapura) [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya)]
Madang [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Wewak–Madang Area]
New Guinea [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) research report on the strength and disposition of Japanese forces in New Guinea, war casualties and Japanese Army and Navy post office numbers. The enquiry was received on 10 June 1944 and an answer despatched on 20 June 1944. The report contains information on a range of subjects, including: the reinforcement capabilities and shipping problems in June 1943, the present strength of the Japanese Army in March 1944 from Hollandia to Madang (estimated at 66,318), the disposition and composition of Armies and Divisions, the ratio of divisional to non-divisional troops, a chart showing the proportion of disabled to those killed in action in various theatres up to June 1944, disputed translations and nomenclature of units, operational code names and numbers, and Army and Navy post office numbers.
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