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Item title: Confirmed destruction of Japanese aircraft from enemy sources
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Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 12/37)
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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 12/37
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 12/-
Item: RR-59 supplement 4
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 4 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Information report
Item content
Creation date range (d/m/y): 27/1/1944 to 6/7/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
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Languages: English
Area:Solomon Islands [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Papuan Islands [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Papua [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
New Guinea [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Bismarck Archipelago [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya) [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) research report on the destruction of Japanese aircraft, based on enemy sources. The enquiry was received on 27 January 1944 and an answer despatched on 6 July 1944. ATIS was requested to study captured documents and interrogation reports in order to ascertain to what extent Allied claims of the destruction of Japanese aircraft could be confirmed from enemy sources. This report is a supplement to RR-59 and contains further information on Japanese aircraft losses resulting from Allied action obtained from publications issued after 18 May 1944. It covers the period 22 September 1943 to 17 April 1944. The table includes the date of loss, combat area, type of aircraft destroyed or damaged, number of aircraft destroyed or damaged in each action and source of the information. Total losses to 16 June 1944 are also included.

This supplement also contains an appendix with a chart of Japanese aircraft lost in New Guinea between August 1943 and February 1944. Of note is the high proportion of aircraft lost due to "non-combatant causes" (flying errors, defects in maintenance, defects in the airfield, and others causes requiring an official report).

There are seven documents related to this research report (see RR-59 and supplements).
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