|Item title:||YOSHIMOTO Yoshinori interrogation report|
|Location:||Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/1) |
View information about obtaining a copy of this document
|AJRP module:||Australian War Memorial official records|
|AJRP series:||Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) publications|
|AJRP sub-series:||ATIS interrogation reports|
|Institution:||Australian War Memorial|
|Call number:||AWM55 6/1|
|Inst. sub-series:||AWM55 6/-|
|Item:||IR-22 (Serial no. 27)|
|Quantity / desc:||7 pages|
|Item type:||Unpublished, Official|
|Creation date (d/m/y):||7/12/1942|
|Conflict code:||Pacific War (1941-1945)|
|Keywords:||IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY, INTELLIGENCE, INTERROGATION, ROAD CONSTRUCTION, PRISONERS OF WAR|
|Australian unit names:|
|Allied unit names:|
|Japanese unit names:||15th Independent Engineer Regt 3rd Coy 4th Pl 3rd Sect|
|Names:||YOSHIMOTO Yoshinori, 1st Class Pte|
|Area:||Buna Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]|
Kokoda Track [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
|Content:||This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for 1st Class Private, YOSHIMOTO Yoshinori, of the 15th Independent Engineer Regiment 3rd Company 4th Platoon 3rd Section. YOSHIMOTO, an 18 year old private from Nara, surrendered to the Australians near Sambo sometime in August 1942 while suffering from malaria. YOSHIMOTO was accused of malingering and was beaten by an officer. He went into the jungle and walked towards the enemy lines where he surrendered. He provided information on his unit organisation, training, road construction on the Kokoda trail and equipment. He stated that he did not want to go back to Japan, but wanted to work for England and become a citizen of Australia.|
|Last modified:||03/05/2009 09:07:01 AM|
The AJRP has wound up its activities at the Memorial for the moment.
Please contact the relevant officer of the Australian War Memorial for assistance.
Internet implementation by Fulton Technology and AJRP staff .
Visit the Australian War Memorial home page.