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Item title: CHINEN San'ichi 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-33 (Serial no. 49)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 6 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 22/2/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:Yamamoto Road Construction Unit Nakamura Section
Names: CHINEN San'ichi, civilian employee
Languages: English
Area:Okinawa (Ryûkyû) [Japan–Formosa]
Palau Island [Central Pacific, Caroline Islands]
Kokoda Track [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
Deniki [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Kokoda Track]
Buna Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for civilian employee CHINEN San'ichi who was captured in Basa on 19 December 1942. CHINEN, a 31 year old civilian employee from Okinawa, was wounded during the evacuation to Basa. CHINEN was recruited in Palau as a labourer for road construction with the incentive of good wages. After being shipped to New Guinea, his section, which consisted of 80 men including 14 Koreans, went as far as Papaki, but was ordered to retreat to Basa. During the interrogation, CHINEN provided information on Palau, as his knowledge of military matters was limited.
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