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Item title: TAIRA Shigeyo interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/1)
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AJRP details
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-26 (Serial no. 38 )
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 6 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 10/1/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:15th Independent Engineer Regt
Names: TAIRA Shigeyo, military labourer
Languages: English
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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