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Item title: TANAKA Sueyo 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-133 (Serial no. 211)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 11 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 30/7/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:170th Infantry Regt 1st Bn 2nd Coy 2nd Pl 4th Sect
Names: TANAKA Sueyo, Superior Pte
Languages: English
Giruwa [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area]
Buna Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Superior Private TANAKA Sueyo of the 170th Infantry Regiment 1st Battalion 2nd Company 2nd Platoon 4th Section, who was captured in Giruwa on 26 January 1943. TANAKA, a 30 year old Superior Private from Hyôgo, was captured by US troops after hiding in the jungle for a week after the fall of Giruwa, before he was discovered and captured. He was a "manzai" performer (story-teller/comedian) in the Kansai area. He was interviewed six months after his capture. During the interrogation, TANAKA provided information on the unit organisation and its operations, supplies, and morale in Japan.
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