|Item title:||MATSUSHIMA Hichihei interrogation report|
|Location:||Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/2) |
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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|
|Institution:||Australian War Memorial|
|Call number:||AWM55 6/2|
|Inst. sub-series:||AWM55 6/-|
|Item:||IR-53 (Serial no. 94)|
|Quantity / desc:||13 pages|
|Item type:||Unpublished, Official|
|Creation date (d/m/y):||13/4/1943|
|Conflict code:||Pacific War (1941-1945)|
|Keywords:||IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY, INTELLIGENCE, INTERROGATION, TRAINING, WEAPONS, ARMY OFFICERS|
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|Japanese unit names:||155th Infantry Regt 3rd Bn 12 Coy|
|Names:||MATSUSHIMA Hichihei, WO|
|Area:||Goodenough Island [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papuan Islands, D'Entrecasteaux Islands]|
|Content:||This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Warrant Officer MATSUSHIMA Hichihei of the 155th Infantry Regiment 3rd Battalion 12th Company, who was captured in the Bismarck Sea off Goodenough Island on 8 March 1943. MATSUSHIMA, a 43 year old Warrant Officer from Yokohama, was captured by the locals when his rescue boat was attacked and sunk after the sinking of Teiyô Maru on 3 March 1943. MATSUSHIMA joined the army at the age of 17 and had 20 years of service. During the interrogation, MATSUSHIMA provided extensive information on hiunit organisation, officers' names, equipment, weapons, and recuitment and training.|
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