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Item title: KATÔ Kumio interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/3)
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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 6/3
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-87 (Serial no. 144)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 10 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 28/5/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:15th Independent Engineer Regt 3rd Coy 1st Pl
Names: KATÔ Kumio, Cpl
Languages: English
Area:Buna Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
Giruwa [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area]
Kokoda Track [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Corporal KATÔ Kumio of the 15th Independent Engineer Regiment 3rd Company 1st Platoon, who was captured in Giruwa on 25 January 1943. KATÔ, a 29 year old Corporal from Osaka, was too weak to resist, on account of malaria and a foot wound, when he was captured by local people. Initially, KATÔ gave a false name, YAMAMOTO Kiyokazu, but later he gave his correct name. During the interrogation, KATÔ provided information on unit organisation, work of the engineering unit, and engineering equipment. A diagram of a direction-measuring instrument is included.
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