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Item title: JA145535 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-190 (Serial no. 289)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 45 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 15/11/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:51st Field Engineer Regt
Names: JA145535, Sgt Maj
Languages: English
Dampier strait [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Kabakaul [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Rabaul Area]
Cape Nelson [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua]
Tufi [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Cape Nelson]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Sergeant Major JA145535 of the 51st Field Engineer Regiment, who was captured in Tufi on 8 April 1943. JA145535, a 27 year old Sergeant Major from Ibaraki, was exhausted and unarmed when he was captured by Australian troops. He evacuated Shin-ai Maru after it was attacked and drifted on a boat until it reached shore at Cape Nelson. During the interrogation, JA145535 provided extensive information on military organisations, military practice, land mines, torpedoes, grenades, and poison gas. Sketches of a tankette and collapsible boat are included in the report as well as a sketch map of Kabakaul.
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