|Item title:||RIKO Chung interrogation amendment 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-13 (Serial no. 17)|
|Quantity / desc:||2 pages|
|Item type:||Unpublished, Official|
|Creation date range (d/m/y):||12/11/1942 to 14/11/1942|
|Conflict code:||Pacific War (1941-1945)|
|Keywords:||IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY, INTELLIGENCE, INTERROGATION, AIRFIELDS|
|Australian unit names:|
|Allied unit names:|
|Japanese unit names:||Nankai Maru|
|Names:||RIKO Chung (MATSUMOTO Kojun)|
Kavieng [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Ireland]
Rabaul Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Truk Island [Central Pacific, Caroline Islands]
Milne Bay [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua]
|Content:||This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for labourer, RIKO Chung, who was captured in Milne Bay on 26 August 1942. RIKO, from Pusang and the first Korean prisoner of war captured, arrived in Milne Bay with 300 other Koreans via Truk, Kavieng, and Rabaul. Nankai Maru was attacked on 26 August 1942 while unloading cargo. Riko ran into the mountains with six Koreans and eight Japanese soldiers and wandered there for about two months. After most of them had died from fever, he returned to the coast with a Korean friend, where he was captured by local people. |
RIKO was shown an aerial photograph of the Kavieng airfield in order to identify various sites he had mentioned in his previous interview. Some distances in the sketches which were included in the main report were corrected, and more detailed information about Kavieng airfield was given.
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