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Item title: ABE Torao 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-109 (Serial no. 181)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 6 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 30/6/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:115th Infantry Regt Communication Coy 1st Pl 2nd Sect
Oigawa Maru
Names: ABE Torao, Sgt
Languages: English
Area:Dampier strait [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Trobriand (Kiriwina) Islands [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papuan Islands]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Sergeant ABE Torao of the 115th Infantry Regiment Communication Company 1st Platoon 2nd Section, who was captured in the Trobriand Islands on 12 March 1943. ABE, a 29 year old Sergeant from Gunma, was captured by Australian troops when his boat drifted to shore after his ship, Oigawa Maru, was sunk. His three other companions in the boat were killed by Allied gunfire before the boat reached the shore. During the interrogation, ABE provided information on the telegraph unit to which he was attached. He also told the interrogators that he did not receive news of home or Japan while he was on service.
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