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Item title: IGAUE Takio interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/1)
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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 6/1
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-17 (Serial no. 21)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 6 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 20/11/1942
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:144th Infantry Regt 1st Bn 1st Coy 2 Pl
Names: IGAUE Takio, 1st Class Pte
Languages: English
Area:Owen Stanley Range [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua]
Buna Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
Papaki [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Kokoda–Wairopi Area]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for 1st Class Private IGAUE Takio of the 144th Infantry Regiment 1st Battalion 1st Company 2nd Platoon (Seibu 34), who was captured in Papaki on 15 November 1942. IGAUE, a 22 year old from Ehime, was asleep suffering from malaria when captured. His troops had continued to retreat and he was left behind.
During the interrogation, IGAUE gave information on the unit's movement during the Port Moresby attack. He landed in Buna in July 1942. In the statement, he provided information on unit losses, transportation, food rations, and casualties caused by fighting and sickness. IGAUE stated that the reasons for the failure were that Japan had underestimated the Australian strength and that supplies had become very scarce.
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