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Item title: SATÔ Tetsurô 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-44 (Serial no. 62)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 7 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 11/3/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:229th Infantry Regt 3rd Bn 11 Coy
Names: SATÔ Tetsuro, 1st Class Pte
Languages: English
Area:Buna Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
Gona [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for 1st Class Private SATÔ Tetsuro of the 229th Infantry Regiment 3rd Battalion 11th Company, who was captured in Gona on 19 December 1942. SATÔ, a 23 year old from Gifu, was shot in the right eye while taking refuge in a trench when he was captured by Australian troops. SATÔ was a medical orderly attached to the Company Headquarters. During the interrogation, SATÔ showed that he was security conscious, and declined to provided detailed information on unit organisation and movements. He discussed morale in Japan and among the Japanese, but did not express any strong views.
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