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Item title: TAKEUCHI Kotarô interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/4)
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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 6/4
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-162 (Serial no. 253)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 11 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 15/9/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:Eishô Maru (Yamashita Kisen Kaisha Line)
Names: TAKEUCHI Kotarô, Chief Engineer
Languages: English
Area:Hainan [China–Hong Kong]
China–Hong Kong
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for a civilian Chief Engineer TAKEUCHI Kotarô of Eishô Maru, a merchant ship of Yamashita Kisen Kaisha Line. TAKEUCHI was captured at sea on 29 May 1943 after Eishô Maru was torpedoed by an Allied submarine. TAKEUCHI, a 49 year old seaman from Wakayama, was trying to escape from the submarine when he was captured. During the interrogation, TAKEUCHI provided information on merchant ships he had worked on, their crew, movements, and the situation in Japan relating to shipping and ship building.
Other information
It is not clear whether his name is Kôtarô or Kotarô.
Last modified:03/05/2009 09:05:13 AM
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