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Item title: JA147017 interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/7)
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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 6/7
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-325 (Serial no. 465)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 41 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 9/7/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:5001 Special Attack Unit
Names: JA147017, 2nd Lt
Languages: English
Area:Kumagaya [Japan–Formosa, Honshû, Saitama Prefecture]
Fukuoka Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Kyûshû]
Saidor [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula, Sio–Bogadjim Area]
Wewak [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Aitape–Wewak Area]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA147017 of the 5001 Special Attack Unit, who was captured on 16 January 1944. JA147017, a 30 year old 2nd Lieutenant from Fukuoka Prefecture, was severely wounded during a dogfight off Saidor. His plane crashed into the sea and he was rescued by an Australian destroyer. During the interrogation, JA147017 provided information on unit organisation, movements, Japanese planes, flight formations, and training. He had extensive knowledge of flying because he was an instructor for four years between 1939 and 1943. He was sent from Japan to New Guinea in December 1943. He took off from Wewak on 14 January 1944 and was captured on 16 January. Diagrams on dogfight tactics and flight formations are included.
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