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Item title: TAKIKI Hisao 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-2
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 2 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 28/9/1942
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:Yayoi
Names: TAKIKI Hisao, 2nd Class Engine-room Hand
Languages: English
Area:Milne Bay [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua]
Normanby 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 2nd Class Engine-room Hand TAKIKI Hisao of Yayoi, who was captured on Normanby Island on 23 September 1942. TAKIKI, a 23 year old from Miyazaki, was on board Yayoi at the time of the landing at Milne Bay. He was conscripted in January 1941 and joined Yayoi in April 1941. Yayoi made two or three voyages from Rabaul to Rabi to transport supplies and evacuate the wounded. Yayoi was bombed and sunk and the majority of the crew was lost. About 50 men were taken off in two boats and landed on Normanby Island. TAKIKI was one of seven Japanese soldiers who were wounded and burnt when they were captured. The information he gave mainly concerned the movements of the ship. He was described by the interrogators as "not evasive", and more detailed interrogation was recommended.
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