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Item title: HAMANAKA Haruo interrogation report
Title (kanji)
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
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM55 6/1
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-5 (Serial no. 5)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 1 page
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 29/9/1942
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:Yayoi
Names: HAMANAKA Haruo, 2nd Class Sailor
Languages: English
Area:Normanby Island [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papuan Islands, D'Entrecasteaux Islands]
Milne Bay [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for 2nd Class Sailor HAMANAKA Haruo of Yayoi, who was captured on Normanby Island on 23 September 1942. HAMANAKA, who was not injured, was as one of a group of seven Japanese prisoners of war captured at that time. A 23 year old from Fukuoka, he was conscripted and posted to Yayoi on 23 October 1942. HAMANAKA was on the bridge as a look-out at the time of the sinking. He drifted to Normanby Island and was treated kindly by the local people. He told interrogators that Yayoi was accompanied by Isokaze, but the latter did not stop to pick up survivors when Yayoi was sunk.
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