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Item title: CHIYA Haruyoshi 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-23 (Serial no. 31)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 6 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 20/12/1942
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:144th Infantry Regt 1st Bn Artillery Pl
Names: CHIYA Haruyoshi, 1st Class Pte
Languages: English
Area:Owen Stanley Range [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua]
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 CHIYA Haruyoshi of the 144th Infantry Regiment 1st Battalion Artillery Platoon, who was captured near Sambo on 26 November 1942. CHIYA, a 37 year old from Kochi, was abandoned by his unit due to leg trouble. CHIYA provided information on his unit's movement up to Wamai where they received orders to retreat. His platoon carried one gun to Wamai, but had to abandon it during the retreat. He provided information about artillery guns, transportation and training. CHIYA also stated that writing diaries and letters was prohibited while they were in New Guinea, and that writing material was confiscated before their departure from Rabaul. However, many soldiers secretly kept diaries.
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