Battle of Shimushu

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 16 Oct 2015 05:22

In August - September of this year there were only conducted two expeditions to the island Shumshu. The overall result of these expeditions.
The first expedition to search state organization of Sakhalin in the second half of August, only found the remains of 42 soldiers killed in combat, 28 Soviet soldiers and 14 Japanese soldiers.
The second expedition, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in the first half of September, found a total of 26 dead soldiers, 13 Soviet soldiers and 13 Japanese soldiers.
All Soviet soldiers ceremoniously buried in the town of Severo-Kuril. All Japanese dead soldiers transferred the Japanese official representatives of Sakhalin.

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 11 Feb 2016 23:27

Question.
It is assumed that this is what was left of the Japanese Type 98 Prime-mover Half-track (large model)
Correctly identified the type of debris?
Such transporters Shumshu on the island a few scattered.

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More pictures of this machine I have in my Live Journal
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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by Akira Takizawa » 12 Feb 2016 02:38

It seems Type 98 Half-tracked Prime Mover Large Model. There was no other vehicle like this in the Japanese and probably in the Soviets.

Pretty numbers of Type 98 Half-tracked Prime Mover Large Model were deployed at AA gun units during the Pacific War. But, I did not know that it was deployed on Shimushu.

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 12 Feb 2016 05:41

There are still fragments of half-track machines. I'll find photos and lay them. There are crawler tractors. They wrote that they had seen the wreckage of Type 1 Ha-Ho, but I doubt the veracity of this information.

These transporters probably AA regiment 91 Infantry Division. In Russian sources it is referred to as the 31th Air Defence Regiment.

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 12 Feb 2016 06:05

I have already laid out a photo of this machine before. That is, even now pictures from different angles.
What is it?!
Presumably, this half-track passenger car. Or half-track cleaner of snow at the airport.
Shumshu Island district lake Bettobi.

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by Akira Takizawa » 12 Feb 2016 08:36

It resembles the suspension of Kurogane snowmobile.
http://kindai.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/1142010/22

Kurogane snowmobile was used by the bus company of Karafuto.

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 14 Feb 2016 23:52

Thank you so much for your reply. We have long tried to understand what kind of car. Since the civilian population on the island in the winter is not that likely snowmobiles of this type used by the military, the officers for communication between remote garrisons in the winter.
You do not know if there are any such machines in the form of museums in general? It may be able to recover it.

Also, one more question. The island Paramushiro found the remains of the destroyed electric cableway from the military airfield to Kitanoday Kasivabara bay. There are fragments of bivalve bucket for transporting loose cargo and probably had wooden passenger cabins.
Are there any information about the construction of this building, who built and when exactly? It may have any pictures?

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by Akira Takizawa » 15 Feb 2016 05:07

> You do not know if there are any such machines in the form of museums in general? It may be able to recover it.

Some museums in Japan are displaying snowmobiles. But, I don't think that they can restore it.

> Are there any information about the construction of this building, who built and when exactly? It may have any pictures?

I don't know.

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 16 Feb 2016 00:42

Thank you for information.
Simply it would be interesting to see inside the cab. It will be necessary to contact the staff of
our museums, bad if such a machine will just lie in the swamp.

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 19 Feb 2016 01:03

This senior commanders on Shumshu in 1945. Interestingly, and correctly I signed them? And how to determine who the rest of the photograph?
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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 09 Mar 2016 02:56

Another Japanese Half-track prime mover on the island Shumshu. The same type is not specified.
What could it be?
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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by Akira Takizawa » 09 Mar 2016 05:57

It would be also Type 98 Half-tracked Prime Mover Large Model. Note that this side is rear. It lost the forepart of chassis.

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 09 Mar 2016 07:11

It appears therefrom that make some trolley from the housing. I wonder whether it is possible to recover, there is a lot of debris. View would be good at photography museum, it looks safe from various angles.

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 30 Mar 2016 08:44

Japanese radar "Attu type" by the American classification. Everything is in place, only a wooden cabin rotted. Island Paramushiro.
What is the name unit to which such units?
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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by Akira Takizawa » 30 Mar 2016 16:22

It is naval radar. Chishima Base Force had 3 radars on Paramushiro.

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