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Item title: JA145687 interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/6)
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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 6/6
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-256 (Serial no. 382)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 7 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 17/3/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:106th Independent Land Duty Coy 3rd Pl 2nd Sect 3rd Squad
Names: JA145687, 1st Class Pte
Languages: English
Area:Buna Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
Soputa [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for 1st Class Private JA145687 of the 106th Independent Land Duty Company 3rd Platoon 2nd Section 3rd Squad, who was captured in Soputa on 7 February 1944. JA145687, a 33 year old 1st Class Private from Miyazaki, surrendered to US troops after hiding in the jungle for one year, subsisting mainly on canned goods taken from abandoned dumps. During the interrogation, JA145687 provided information on unit organisation and movements. The soldier was not asked questions about his life in the jungle. He broke down and cried when he was asked about his family back home. Yet, he did not want them to be notified about his capture. He would like to return home if laws concerning Japanese prisoners of war (ex-prisoners would be punished) were changed.
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