|Item title:||HIKIUKA (HIKIURA?) Shomi interrogation report|
|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|
|Institution:||Australian War Memorial|
|Call number:||AWM55 6/1|
|Inst. sub-series:||AWM55 6/-|
|Item:||IR-4 (Serial no. 4)|
|Quantity / desc:||1 page|
|Item type:||Unpublished, Official|
|Creation date (d/m/y):||28/9/1942|
|Conflict code:||Pacific War (1941-1945)|
|Keywords:||IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY, INTELLIGENCE, INTERROGATION, DESTROYERS|
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|Japanese unit names:||Yayoi|
|Names:||HIKIUKA (HIKIURA) Shomi, 3rd Class Engine-room Hand|
|Area:||Normanby Island [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papuan Islands, D'Entrecasteaux Islands]|
Milne Bay [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 3rd Class Engine-room Hand HIKIUKA Shomi of Yayoi, who was captured on Normanby Island on 23 September 1942. HIKIUKA, a 20 year old Navy volunteer from Nagasaki, was one of a group of seven Japanese Prisoners of war captured at that time. In the related Consolidated Report no. 1, his name was spelled HIKIURA. It is probable that HIKIURA was the correct name. He was posted to Yayoi in August 1942 and went to Rabaul. From Rabaul, Yayoi was sent to Rabi in Milne Bay twice to transport provisions, but was sunk on 11 September. As HIKIUKA was young and relatively new to the service, he did not provide any substantial information at the interrogation session.|
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