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Intelligence Bulletin ~ May 1943

Intelligence Bulletin ~ May 1943

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FOR
USE OF
MILITARY PERSONNEL ONLY
NOT
TO BE
REPUBLISHED
VOLUME 1 * NUMBER
9
TELLIGENCEBULLETI
May J943
MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE
WAR DEPARTMENT
 
Military Intelligence Service Intelligence Bulletin
WAR DEPARTMENT NO. 9
Washington, May 1943 MIS 461
NOTICE
The
Intelligence Bulletin
is designed primarily for the use ofjunior officers and enlisted men. It is a vehicle for the dissemination to them of the latest information received from MilitaryIntelligence sources. In order to secure the widest possible useof this bulletin, its contents are not highly classified. It is forthe exclusive use of military personnel, however, and no part of itmay be published without the consent of the Military IntelligenceService, except in the case of task forces, divisions, and higherechelons. Commanders of these organizations are authorizedto reproduce any item in the bulletin, provided they maintain theclassification of the information and give its source.It is recommended that the contents of this bulletin be utilizedwhenever practicable as the basis for informal talks and discussions with troops.Headers are invited to comment on the use that they are makingof the
Intelligence Bulletin
and to forward suggestions for futureissues. Such correspondence may be addressed directly to theDissemination Unit, Military Intelligence Service, War Department, Washington, D. C. Bequests for additional copies shouldbe forwarded through channels for approval.
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TABLE
OF
CONTENTS
PART
ONE:
JAPAN
Page
SECTION I. JAPANESE WARFARE AS SEEN BY U. S. OBSERVERS 1
1. Introduction1
2.
The Japanese Soldier1
3.
Offense4a.
During the Day
4
b.
At Night
7
4.
Defense8a.
Enemy Tenacity
8
b.
Enemy Positions..
8c.
Enemy Tactics
9d.
On Makin Island
11
5.
Dummy Snipers (New Guinea)126. Ruses12
7.
Supply on Guadalcanal13
II. GRENADE DISCHARGERS15
1. General15
2.
Model 8916a.
Description
16
b.
Table of Characteristics
16c.
How It Operates
16
3.
"10-Year" Type18a.
Description
18
b.
Table of Characteristics
19c.
How It Operates
19
4.
Ammunition20a.
For Model 89
20
b.
For "10-Year" Type
22
III. JAPANESE EQUIPMENT24
1. Introduction1__ 24
2.
The List24
IV. INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM JAPANESE PRISONERS 27
1. Introduction27
2.
The Comments27a.
Regarding Morale
27
b.
Regarding Equipment
29
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