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Re: FOR FONTESSA!

Post by fontessa » 22 Apr 2023 10:38

stulev wrote:
21 Apr 2023 20:35
More Kwantung Army numbers

12
15
19
23
59
68
74
86
88
128
129
130
134
136
137
146

Thank you Stuart
12 6国境守備隊: 6th Border Garrison
15 軍楽隊?: Kwantung Army Band?
19 関東軍野戦貨物廠: Kwantung Army Field Freight Depot
23 123師団兵器勤務隊: 123rd Division Ordnance Duty Unit
59 1野戦補充馬廠: 1st Field Veterinary Quarantine Station
68 臨国守歩2中: Temporal Border Garrison 2nd Company
74 独立自動車70大隊: 70th Independent Motor Transport Battalion
86 関東軍特種無線隊: Kwantung Army Special Radio Unit
88 歩兵22聯: 22nd Infantry Regiment / 24th Division (Lost in Okinawa)
88 歩兵277聯隊: 277th Infantry Regiment / 126th Division (Activated in January, 1945)
128 関東軍野戦貨物廠佳木斯支廠: Kwantung Army Field Freight Depot Jiamusi Branch
129 関東軍臨時歩兵3下士官候補者隊: Kwantung Army 3rd Temporal Infantry NCO Candidate Training Unit
130 5独立守備隊司令部: 5th Independent Garrison HQ
134 71師団司令部: 71Division HQ (Dissolution in 1945)
134 独混78旅団司令部: 78th Independent Mixed Brigade HQ
136 101警備司令部: 101st Guard Command
136 第1独立守備隊司令部: 1st Independent Garrison HQ ← I can’t identify it.
137 東寧2陸軍病院: 2nd Dongning Army Hospital
146 14航空地区司令部: 14th Air Sector Command

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Re: FOR FONTESSA!

Post by stulev » 22 Apr 2023 11:59

Thank you again Fontessa

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Re: FOR FONTESSA!

Post by stulev » 20 May 2023 00:41

Hello Fontessa More Kwantung Army numbers

25
31
33
38
39
40
49
52
57
155
156
160
163
164
168
169
175
188
192
194
196
198
199
204
208
210
212


Thank you Stuart

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Re: FOR FONTESSA!

Post by fontessa » 20 May 2023 15:18

stulev wrote:
20 May 2023 00:41
Hello Fontessa More Kwantung Army numbers

25
31
33
38
39
40
49
52
57
155
156
160
163
164
168
169
175
188
192
194
196
198
199
204
208
210
212


Thank you Stuart
25: 123師団兵器勤務隊 123rd Division Ordnance Duty Unit
31 4国境守備隊司令部 4th Border Garrison Unit
33 24師団制毒隊 24th Division Gas Control Unit
38 独自23大隊 23rd Independent Motor Transport Battalion
39 第3軍経理部出張所 3rd Arm Intendance Department Branch Office
40 哈爾浜2陸軍病院 2nd Harbin Army Hospital
49 独守歩29大隊 29th Independent Garrison Battalion
52 騎兵11聯隊 11th Cavalry Regiment
57 野戦機関砲73中隊 73rd Field Machine Cannon Company
155 関東軍野戦自動車廠牡丹江支廠 Kwantung Army Field Motor Transport Depot Mudanjiang Branch Depot
156 第6軍経理部出張所 6th Arm Intendance Department Branch Office
160 1国境守備隊 1st Border Garrison Unit (Deactivated at Dongning on 10 July 1945.)
160 東寧旅団 Dongning Brigade … Means 132nd Independent Mixed Brigade activated at Dongning on 10 July 1945.
163 牡丹江2陸軍病院 2nd Mudanjiang Army Hospital
164 関東軍通信情報隊 I can’t identify it.
168 5航空地区司令部 5th Air Sector Command Not deactivated.
168 鉄道19聯隊 19th Railway Regiment Activated on 16 March 1945.
169 関東軍特情掖河出張所 Kwantung Army Special Intelligence Unit ??? Branch Office
175 第5軍経理部出張所 5th Army Intendance Department Branch Office
188 関東軍特種情報隊 Kwantung Army Special Intelligence Unit
192 関東軍野戦自動車廠 Kwantung Army Field Motor Transport Depo
194 関東軍経理部佳木斯出張所 Kwantung Army Intendance Department Jiamusi Branch Office
196 6独守備隊司令部 6th Independent Garrison HQ
198 飛行85戦隊 85th Air Regiment
199 嫩江陸軍病院 Nenjiang Army Hospital
204 12師団防疫給水部 12th Division Water Supply and Purification Department Disbanded in February, 1944
204 121師団工兵隊 (incorrect) 工兵121聯隊 (correct) 121st Engineer Regiment Activated on 10 July 1945
208 119師団〇〇警備隊 I can’t identify it.
210 108師団司令部 108th Division HQ
212 野砲兵24聯隊1st and 2nd Battalions / 24th Field Artillery Regiment Lost in Okinawa in June. 1945
212 野砲兵112聯隊 112th Field Artillery Regiment Activated on 10 July 1945.
212 120師団砲兵隊 120th Division Artillery Unit Activated on 21 November 1944.
212 独混49旅団砲兵隊 49th Independent Mixed Brigade Artillery Unit Reorganized from 3rd Battalions / 24th Field Artillery Regiment on 11 June 1944.

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Re: FOR FONTESSA!

Post by stulev » 20 May 2023 15:55

Wonderful!! Thank you Fontessa

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Re: FOR FONTESSA!

Post by stulev » 24 May 2023 15:39

Hello Fontessa More Kwantung Army numbers

60
65
73
84
86
88
216
217
218
220
221
223
226
228
230
231
234
235
238
239
241
242
243
247
248
250

Thank you for you help
Stuart

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Re: FOR FONTESSA!

Post by fontessa » 25 May 2023 01:21

stulev wrote:
24 May 2023 15:39
Hello Fontessa More Kwantung Army numbers

60
65
73
84
86
88
216
217
218
220
221
223
226
228
230
231
234
235
238
239
241
242
243
247
248
250

Thank you for you help
Stuart
60 122師団病馬廠 122nd Division Veterinary Hospital
65 独立野戦照空13中隊 13th Field Searchlight Company Reorganized into 7th Field Searchlight on 1 May 1945.
65 独立野戦照空14中隊 14th Field Searchlight Company Activated on 1 May 1945.

65 牡丹江重砲兵隊 Mudanjiang Heavy Artillery Regiment
It was organized based on 西74 下関重砲兵聯隊補充隊 “West 74” Shimonoseki Heavy Artillery Regiment Replacement Unit on 21 November 1941. And its Unit Code Number was 4387. See JACAR "C12121387300" Page 30.
牡丹江砲兵隊.jpg
I have to think that "65 牡丹江重砲兵隊" is a mistake.

73 126師団工兵隊 126th Division Engineer Unit
84 7国境守備隊 7th Border Garrison
86 関東軍特種無線隊 Kwantung Army Special Radio Unit
88 歩兵22聯隊 22nd Infantry Regiment / 24th Division Lost in Okinawa in June 1945
88 歩兵277聯隊 227th Infantry Regiment / 136th Division Activated on 16 January 1945
216 119師団通信隊 119th Division Signal Unit

217 12師団兵器勤務隊 12th Division Ordnance Duty Unit Survived in Taiwan
217 120師団兵器勤務隊 120th Division Ordnance Duty Unit Not mobilized. “217” was not used..

218 臨時混成2旅団工兵隊 Correctly 独立混成2旅団工兵隊 2nd Independent Mixed Brigade
220 二道崗陸軍病院 Erdaogang Army Hospital
221 ? 二国境守備隊 2nd Border Garrison
Perhaps “229” is correct.
229二国境守備隊 2nd Border Garrison

223 独守歩3大隊 3rd Independent Garrison Battalion
223 独歩兵270大隊 270th Independent Garrison Battalion Not activated.
226 独混80旅通信隊 80th Independent Mixed Brigade Signal Unit
228 騎兵3旅団通信隊 3rd Cavalry Brigade Signal Unit
230 独混77旅通信隊 77th Independent Mixed Brigade Signal Unit
231 82飛行場大隊 82nd Airfield Battalion
234 独立自動車第67大隊 67th Motor Transport Battalion
235 独混79旅団工兵隊 79th Independent Mixed Brigade Engineer Unit
238 陸軍燃料廠平安製造所 Army Fuel Depot Siping Factory Maybe briquettes factory.
239 12師団制毒隊 12th Division Gas Control Unit
241 122師団兵器勤務隊 122nd Division Ordnance Duty Unit
242 野戦機関砲74中隊 74th Field Machine Cannon Company
243 244? If so, 7野戦輸送司令部 7th Field Transport Command
247 関東軍特種情報隊ハルピン出張所 Kwantung Army Special Intelligence Unit Harbin Branch Office
248 公主嶺陸軍病院 Gongzhuling Army Hospital
250 第44軍司令部 44th Army HQ

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Re: FOR FONTESSA!

Post by stulev » 26 May 2023 11:14

Thank you Fontessa!

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Re: FOR FONTESSA!

Post by stulev » 26 May 2023 21:57

Hello Fontessa

the 120th Division Signal Unit is listed on the Manshu list as numbers 320 and also 324 - Which one is correct??

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Re: FOR FONTESSA!

Post by fontessa » 29 May 2023 15:45

stulev wrote:
26 May 2023 21:57
Hello Fontessa

the 120th Division Signal Unit is listed on the Manshu list as numbers 320 and also 324 - Which one is correct??

Stuart
"320" is correct. "324" looks vacant.

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Re: FOR FONTESSA!

Post by stulev » 29 May 2023 15:51

Great thank you Stuart

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Re: FOR FONTESSA!

Post by roberto machella » 02 Jun 2023 08:07

Good morning
English translation Japanese initials
JM-116 page 4
https://dl.ndl.go.jp/pid/8815634/1/1
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Re: FOR FONTESSA!

Post by fontessa » 02 Jun 2023 11:26

roberto machella wrote:
02 Jun 2023 08:07
Good morning
English translation Japanese initials
JM-116 page 4
https://dl.ndl.go.jp/pid/8815634/1/1
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Is this what you wanted?
IJN編制英訳.jpg

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Re: FOR FONTESSA!

Post by roberto machella » 02 Jun 2023 11:50

Thank you
you are the number one

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Re: FOR FONTESSA!

Post by fontessa » 03 Jun 2023 02:49

Nosy Note

I posted the below.
IJN編制3.jpg

Here Kanji 攻 is the abbreviation of 攻撃機. Kate and Betty were categorized as 攻撃機. The direct English translation for 攻撃機 is "Attacker" which Americans will think of as A-20 or A-26. But 攻撃機 in IJN had a completely different meaning. That was Level / Torpedo Bomber.

During the first wave of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Kate was assigned as follows:
Torpedo Bombing: 40 Kate with 800kg Torpedo
Level Bombing: 49kate with 800kg Armor-piercing Bomb
Armor-piercing bombs had to be dropped from altitudes above 3,000 to penetrate the deck armor of battleships. Therefore, Level Bombing's hit rate was extremely low. Even with stationary targets and no enemy interceptors, only eight 800kg bombs were hit (two of them unexploded).

For the attack on battleships Prince of Wales and Repulse, 51 Nell and 26 Betty were used to level bombing.
26 Nell with 500kg APB
8 Nell with two 250kg APBs
The rest of Nell and all Betty were equipped with 800kg torpedoes.
The result of the attack with no enemy interceptors was;
Prince of Wales
- 500kg armor-piercing bomb x 2 hit
- Torpedo x 7 hit
Repulse
- 250kg armor-piercing bomb x 1 hit
- Torpedo x 14 hit
It can be said that Prince of Wales and Repulse were sunk by torpedoes, not bombs.

IJN gave up on future level bombing to sip targets, because it had got only above-poor results despite the lack of enemy interceptors. So, Ginga, the follower of Betty was categorized as “陸上爆撃機 Land Based Bomber”, not 陸上攻撃機 Land Based Level / Torpedo Bomber. The ships were eliminated from the level bombing targets. Ginga could perform also "Dive Bombing" (actuary Shallow Bombing). Tenzan, the follower of Kate was categorized as 艦上攻撃機 Carrier Based Level / Torpedo Bomber. But ships were also eliminated from its level bombing targets. 艦上爆撃機 Carrier Based Bomber was still left for Dive Bombers Suisei, the follower of Val.

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