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Item title: KUNISAWA Yuki 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-38 (Serial no. 56 )
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 13 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 4/3/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:144th Infantry Regt 3rd Bn 8th Coy 1st Pl 2nd Sect
Names: KUNISAWA Yuki, 1st Class Pte
Languages: English
Area:Guam [Central Pacific, Gilbert Islands (Kiribati)]
Owen Stanley Range [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua]
Papaki [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Kokoda–Wairopi Area]
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 1st Class Private KUNISAWA Yuki of the 144th Infantry Regiment 3rd Battalion 8th Company 1st Platoon 2nd Section, who was captured in Papaki either on 17 or 18 November 1942. KUNISAWA, a 27 year old 1st Class Private from Kôchi, was wounded in the hand and lost contact with his unit during his retreat from Kokoda. During the interrogation, KUNISAWA provided information on the unit's organisation and movements as well as a detailed description of uniform issues and training schedule. He also discussed the morale of the Japanese people and soldiers and conceded that the New Guinea campaign was a failure for the Japanese Army. He mentioned that American prisoners of war were taken at Guam and saw 30 to 40 prisoners of war in Rabaul.
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