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Item title: MACHIDA Tatsue interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/2)
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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 6/2
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-59 (Serial no. 102)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 7 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 17/4/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:115th Infantry Regt Signals Unit 2nd Pl 1st Sect
Oigawa Maru
Names: MACHIDA Tatsue, Superior Pte
Languages: English
Area:Bismarck Archipelago [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Dampier strait [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Lae [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula, Lae–Markham River Area]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for MACHIDA Tatsue of the 115th Infantry Regiment Signals Unit, 2nd Platoon 1st Section, who was captured off the Trobriand Islands on 9 March 1943. MACHIDA, a 27 year old Superior Private from Gunma, was captured by US Navy patrol boat while he and his companions were making the way to an island after the boat, Oigawa Maru, was sunk in Dampier Strait on the way to Lae. During the interrogation, MACHIDA provided information on unit movements, communication methods, and morale in Japan. He also told the interrogators how his convoy was attacked in Dampier Strait on the way to Lae.
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