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Item title: Oong, Wai interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/2)
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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 6/2
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-67 (Serial no. 117 )
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 7 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 30/4/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:102nd Infantry Regt 2nd Bn
Names: Oong Wai, civilian employee
Languages: English
Area:Hong Kong [China–Hong Kong]
Rabaul Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Palau Island [Central Pacific, Caroline Islands]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for a civilian employee, Oong Wai of the 102nd Infantry Regiment 2nd Battalion, who was captured in Wau on 6 February 1943. Oong, a 24 year old civilian employee from Hong Kong, deserted his unit with other Chinese labourers and surrendered to Australian troops when they experienced food shortages. He had been abducted by Japanese gendarmes in Hong Kong and put on a boat to New Guinea. Even though his knowledge and language was limited, Oong provided information on unit organisation, forced labour recruitment in Hong Kong, and the situation in Palau and Rabaul.
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