|Item title:||TAIRA Shigeyo interrogation report|
|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|
|Institution:||Australian War Memorial|
|Call number:||AWM55 6/1|
|Inst. sub-series:||AWM55 6/-|
|Item:||IR-26 (Serial no. 38 )|
|Quantity / desc:||6 pages|
|Item type:||Unpublished, Official|
|Creation date (d/m/y):||10/1/1943|
|Conflict code:||Pacific War (1941-1945)|
|Keywords:||IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY, INTERROGATION, INTELLIGENCE, CONSCRIPTION|
|Australian unit names:|
|Allied unit names:|
|Japanese unit names:||15th Independent Engineer Regt|
|Names:||TAIRA Shigeyo, military labourer|
|Area:||Palau Island [Central Pacific, Caroline Islands]|
Buna Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
Okinawa (Ryûkyû) [Japan–Formosa]
Rabaul Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
|Content:||This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for military labourer TAIRA Shigeyo of the 15th Independent Engineer Regiment, who was captured in Sambo on 16 November 1942. TAIRA, a 21 year old from Okinawa, lived on Palau Island for two years as a labourer before being conscripted into the Labour Section of the 15th Independent Engineer Regiment in August 1942. He was transported to Rabaul and then to Buna. His unit included about 110 men from Okinawa and about 140 Koreans. TAIRA provided detailed information on the military presence and topography on Palau, as he lived there for two years. He stated that he had been deceived into being conscripted into the unit, as he had not known he was going to be sent to New Guinea.|
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