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Item title: SHIBATA Shinichirô 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-151 (Serial no. 233)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 13 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 23/8/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:51st Div 14th Field Artillery Regt 3rd Bn 7th Coy 1st Sect
Names: SHIBATA Shinichirô, 1st Class Pte
Languages: English
Dampier strait [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Goodenough Island [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papuan Islands, D'Entrecasteaux Islands]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for 1st Class Private SHIBATA Shinichirô of the 51st Division 14th Field Artillery Regiment 3rd Battalion 7th Company 1st Section, who was captured on an island near Goodenough Island on 12 March 1943. SHIBATA, a 27 year old 1st Class Private from Ibaraki, was captured by Australian troops when he and his companions were on an island near Goodenough Island. During the capture, some in the group were killed and a few wounded. During the interrogation, SHIBATA provided information on his unit organisation, artillery guns, transport methods, and morale in Japan. Two diagrams of field guns are included.
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