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Item title: OKINO Jiro 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-9 (Serial no. 10)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 10 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 14/10/1942
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:144th Infantry Regt 2nd Bn
Names: OKINO Jiro, 1st Class Pte
Languages: English
Area:Kokoda Track [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
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 1st Class Private OKINO Jiro of the 144th Infantry Regiment 2nd Battalion, who was captured on the Kokoda Track between Iroibaiwa and Kokoda on 2 October 1942. OKINO, who was from Tokushima and grew up in Osaka, arrived in Rabaul as a part of the South Seas Force in January 1942. He was leader of a group of fifteen men with fifteen pack horses who had landed at Buna and started out for Kokoda. He reached Iroibaiwa, but was ordered to return. With little food and exhausted, he lagged behind his group and was captured while sleeping in a local hut before he reached Kokoda. OKINO provided detailed information on the transport arrangements with local carriers and horses. The report covers information on tanks, weapons, rations, and medical aspects of the campaign. In the area of troop morale, OKINO commented that the welfare of horses was considered by officers more important than that of the soldiers.
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