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Item title: JA147269 supplementary interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/8)
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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 6/8
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-348 (Serial no. 492)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 14 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 15/7/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:141st Infantry Regiment
Names: JA147269, Superior Pte
Languages: English
Area:Hyôgo Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
New Britain [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago]
Rabaul [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Rabaul Area]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA147269 of the 141st Infantry Regiment, who was captured near Kometto, New Britain, on 27 March 1944. JA147269, a 29 year old Superior Private from Hyôgo Prefecture, was captured by natives while foraging for food, taken to an unidentified island and handed over to the US Navy the following day. During the interrogation, JA147269 spoke of how he did not enjoy army life, tension between the services, rationing and taxation in Japan, lack of mail service, suppression of war news, that he expected to be killed upon capture, that he had no desire to communicate with anyone in Japan and hoped to work in Australia or the US after the war, that he thought Americans more kind than Australians, that he saw Allied prisoners of war in Rabaul in good condition, and that morale was low due to lack of supplies and the intensity and perserverance of Allied attacks.
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