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Item title: Employment of Japanese mortars (and grenade launchers)
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 12/74)
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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 12/74
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 12/-
Item: RR-97
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 49 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Information report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 7/10/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:
Languages: English
Area:Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)
Java (Jawa) [Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia)]
Sumatra [Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia)]
Burma [Burma–Thailand]
Thailand [Burma–Thailand]
French Indochina (Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia)
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) research report issued on 7 October 1944 on Japanese mortars and grenade launchers. This report contains information on the 15 cm mortar, the Model 89 grenade dischargers (81 mm mortar), organisation and strength of mortar batteries and squads, the use of the Model 89 grenade discharger in attack, the defensive use of mortar fire, infantry weapons used on 1000 and 600 metre fronts, fire control, firing tables and methods. Sketch maps show methods of firing under various situations. The report also makes a comparison between the number of mortars used by American and Japanese forces.
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