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Item title: TSUDA Akira 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-1 (Serial no. 1)
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Item type: Unpublished, Official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: TSUDA Akira, 3rd Class Engine-room Hand
Languages: English
Area:Rabaul Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Normanby Island [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papuan Islands, D'Entrecasteaux Islands]
Milne Bay [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for 3rd Class Engine-room Hand TSUDA Akira of Yayoi, who was captured on Normanby Island on 23 September 1942. TSUDA, a 23 year old, was on board Yayoi from October 1940 till the time he was captured. He was one of a party of seven who were all wounded or burned when captured. At the outbreak of the war, Yayoi was at Truk, and afterwards, in the vicinity of the South Seas. Yayoi went back to Sasebo to be dry docked in July 1942 and left Sasebo in August for Rabaul. From Rabaul, the boat made two trips to to Rabi in Milne Bay to transport provisions, but was attacked during the third trip. About sixty escaped and landed on Normanby Island.
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