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Item title: M162 interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/4)
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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 6/4
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-182 (Serial no. 280)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 13 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 26/10/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:66th Infantry Regt 3rd Bn 11th Coy 1st Pl 2nd Sect
Names: M162, Superior Pte
Languages: English
Kanagawa Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
Lae–Markham River Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula]
Salamaua [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Mubo–Salamaua Area]
Madang [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Wewak–Madang Area]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Superior Private M162 of the 66th Infantry Regiment 3rd Battalion 11th Company 1st Platoon 2nd Section, who was captured in Lae on 15 September 1943. M162, a 32 year old Superior Private from Tochigi, was captured by Australian troops while he and a companion were sheltering from heavy rain in a damaged car. M162 was suffering from malaria, and they were trying to reach Madang on foot from Lae after being evacuated from Salamaua; they could not be transported to Finschhafen due to lack of military landing crafts. During the interrogation, M162 provided information on his unit organisation, and morale in Japan. He also provided detailed information on the Nakajima Aeroplane Factory where he had worked as a storeman. A plan of the factory in Ota is attached.
Other information
The interrogation report of M162's companion can be found in M164.
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