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Item title: YOKOTA Shigeki interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/4)
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AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) publications
AJRP sub-series: ATIS interrogation reports
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM55 6/4
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-172 (Serial no. 268)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 31 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 5/10/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:5th Sasebo Special Naval Landing Party
Kaga Maru
Names: YOKOTA Shigeki, 3rd Class Seaman
Languages: English
Area:Goodenough Island [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papuan Islands, D'Entrecasteaux Islands]
Truk Island [Central Pacific, Caroline Islands]
Palau Island [Central Pacific, Caroline Islands]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for 3rd Class Seaman YOKOTA Shigeki of the 5th Sasebo Special Naval Landing Party, who was captured on Goodenough Island on 7 July 1943. YOKOTA, a 23 year old 3rd Class Seaman from Kôchi, was captured by local people. He lived with local people from October 1942 until capture, as he and his companions hid in the jungle after the Allied landing in Mud Bay. His companions died of malaria in November 1942. During the interrogation, YOKOTA provided information on his unit organisation, unit movement, ships and aeroplanes, training of Special Naval Landing Party and morale. Sketches of gun armaments on Kaga Maru, maps of Truk Atoll and Palau are attached.
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