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Item title: FUJITA Shigeshi 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-7 (Serial no. 7)
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Item type: Unpublished, Official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: FUJITA Shigeshi, 3rd Class Sailor
Languages: English
Area: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 Sailor and W/T operator FUJITA Shigeshi of Yayoi, who was captured on Normanby Island on 23 September 1942. FUJITA, who had been shot and had a broken thigh at the time of capture, was a 21 year old sailor from Fukuoka who had joined the Navy at the age of 17. The author of the report wrote that FUJITA was probably tutored in security, as he declined to answer some of the questions during the interrogation, such as the name of the destroyer he was on board. The destroyer, Yayoi, was bombed and sunk on 11 September 1942. He stated that visual reconnaissance was the only method used to detect aircraft. However, he detailed the aftermath of the sinking. He survived on coconuts and potatoes until he was captured. His knowledge in other military areas was very much limited.
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Last modified:03/05/2009 09:06:32 AM
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