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Item title: IIZUKA Yutaka interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/2)
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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 6/2
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-73 (Serial no. 124)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 8 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 7/5/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:2-Engine Bomber
Names: IIZUKA Yutaka, Lt
Languages: English
Area:Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)
New Georgia Islands [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Solomon Islands]
Guadalcanal [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Solomon Islands]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Lieutenant IIZUKA Yutaka of the Navy 2-Engine Bomber, who was captured in New Georgia on 11 September 1942. IIZUKA, a 24 year old Lieutenant from Tokyo, was captured after his bomber was forced down after bombing Guadalcanal. IIZUKA joined the Navy after finishing middle school. He was described as "an arrogant, hard-bitten security conscious airman of the 'young officer' type'" by the interrogators. During the interrogation, IIZUKA evaded answering questions which related to security issues, but provided some information on aircraft and morale in Japan. He was willing to have his name sent to Japan through the Red Cross as he did not believe prisoners of war would be disgraced and excecuted.
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