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Item title: SHIMOMIDA Higari interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/3)
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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 6/3
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-103 (Serial no. 174)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 5 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 25/6/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:Nozaki Unit
Shiki Maru
Kenbu Maru
Names: SHIMOMIDA Higari, civilian military employee
Languages: English
Area: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]
Lae [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula, Lae–Markham River Area]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Civilian Military Employee SHIMOMIDA Higari of Nozaki Unit, who was captured on Goodenough Island on 6 April 1943. SHIMOMIDA, a 19 year old civilian deckhand on Kenbu Maru from Kumamoto, was was captured by Australian troops when he and his colleagues were staying in a local village after Kenbu Maru was sunk on the way to Lae. During the interrogation, SHIMOMIDA provided information on ships he had worked on, namely Shiki Maru and Kembu Maru, and the social situation in Japan. He was called up to work on the ships and paid by the shipowners. He did not have much information on military organisation.
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