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Item title: YOSHIMOTO Yoshinori 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-22 (Serial no. 27)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 7 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 7/12/1942
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
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
Languages: English
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.
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Last modified:03/05/2009 09:07:01 AM
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