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Item title: Extract from an anonymous Japanese officer's diary
Title (romaji): Mumei shikan no nikki bassui
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (PR00850)
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AJRP details
AJRP module: Australian War Memorial private records
AJRP series: AWM Japanese language material
AJRP sub-series: Captured Japanese diaries
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: PR00850
Inst. series: Various
Inst. sub-series: Various
Item: PR00850
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 1 typed page
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Private
Category: Personal diary
Item content
Creation date range (d/m/y): 1/7/1945 to 3/7/1945
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:22nd Naval Base Force 1st Bn
Languages: English
Area:Balikpapan [Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia), Borneo (Kalimantan), Balikpapan Area]
Content: This item is a translation of an extract from an diary kept by an anonymous Japanese officer, described as being of "No.1 Battalion, No. 2 Company, No. 1 Platoon". "No. 1 Battalion" seems to be the 1st Battalion of the 22nd Naval Base Force stationed in Balikpapan, Borneo. The extract covers the period from 21 to 23 July 1945 and details the movements of the platoon behind Allied lines in the vicinity of Batakan Ketjill during the capture of Balikpapan by the Allied Forces. Mention is made of the capture and fatal shooting of a number of local people by the Japanese soldiers. The footnote of the translation says that the Japanese troops mentioned in this extract were wiped out by RAAF guards at the Batakan Ketjill waterpoint.
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Last modified:12/14/2000 04:56:23 PM
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