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Report on installations and captured weapons, Java and Singapore (Monograph No. 68)

Report on installations and captured weapons, Java and Singapore (Monograph No. 68)

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Published by Paul D Carrier
This document is one of a series prepared under instructions from the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers to the Japanese Government (SCAPIN No. 126, 12 Oct 19'45). The series covers not only the operations of the Japanese armed forces during World War-II but also their operations in China and Manchuria which preceded the world conflict. The original studies were written by former officers of the Japanese Army and Navy under the supervision of the Historical Records Section of the First (Army) and Second (Navy)Demobilization Bureaus of the Japanese Government.
Monograph No. 68 is a report made 'by Lt Col. Tadataka Numaguchi of Army Technical Headquarters and Maj. Katsuji Akiyana of the Army Heavy Artillery.. School of an' inspection tour of Singapore and Java between March and May 1942. It covers the condition of the fortresses and weapons on those islands; an estimate of the number of weapons, since at that time a complete count had not been accomplished, and recommendations in regard to their use and disposal.
This document is one of a series prepared under instructions from the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers to the Japanese Government (SCAPIN No. 126, 12 Oct 19'45). The series covers not only the operations of the Japanese armed forces during World War-II but also their operations in China and Manchuria which preceded the world conflict. The original studies were written by former officers of the Japanese Army and Navy under the supervision of the Historical Records Section of the First (Army) and Second (Navy)Demobilization Bureaus of the Japanese Government.
Monograph No. 68 is a report made 'by Lt Col. Tadataka Numaguchi of Army Technical Headquarters and Maj. Katsuji Akiyana of the Army Heavy Artillery.. School of an' inspection tour of Singapore and Java between March and May 1942. It covers the condition of the fortresses and weapons on those islands; an estimate of the number of weapons, since at that time a complete count had not been accomplished, and recommendations in regard to their use and disposal.

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PUEiFACE
*
This
document
is
one of
a
series preparedunder
instructions
from
the
Supreme
Cormmander
forthe Allied
Powers
to
the
Japanese
Governrien-t
(SCAPIN
No.
126,
12
Oct
19'45).
The
series
covers
not
only
the operations
of
the
Japanese
armed
forces
during
World
War-
II
but also
their
operations
in
Chinaand
M4anchuria
which
preceded
the
world
conflict.
The
originalstudies
were
written
by
former
officers
of
the
Japanese
Army
and
Navy
under
the
supervision
of theHistorical
Rrecords
Section
of the
First
(Army)
and
Second
(Navy)
Demobilization
Bureaus
of
the
Japanese
Govern
aent.
The
manuscripts
were
translated
by
theilitaryIntelligence
Service
Group,
G2,
Headcuarters,
Far
East
Commiiand.
1 tensive editing
has
,
been ac-
colmplished
by
the
Foreign
Iistories
Division
of the
Office
of
the
Military
History
Officer,
Headquarters, United
States
Aynj
Japan.
Monograph
No.
68
is a
report
made
'by
Lt
Col.
Tadataka
Nu
na-
guchi
of
Army
Technical:
Ieadquarters
and
aij.
Katsuji
Akiyana
of
the
Army
Heavy
Artillery..
School
of
an'
inspection
tour
of
SingaporeandJava
between
Mj4arch
and
May
1;42. It
covers
the
condition
of
the fortresses
and
weapons
on
those
islands;
anestimate of
the
nixiiber
of
weapons,
since
at
that
time
a
complete
count
had
not
been
accomplished,
and
recowmendations
in
regard
to
their
use
and
dis-
posal.
As
the
oasic
manuscript
fromil
which
this
st~idy
was
prepared
was
particularly
poor
and
filled.
with.
obvious
errors,
Lti.
Col.
NJumagu-
chi,
now
a civilianin
Tokyo,
and
Maj
.
Akiyama,
now
a colonel
with
the
Japanese
Self
lDefense
Force,
have been
interviewed
on.
numerous
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