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Item title: Combined interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/9)
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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 6/9
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-412 (Serial no. 563)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 15 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 11/9/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:
Names: JA147684; JA147707; JA147678; JA147767; JA147648; JA147718; JA147884; JA147748; JA147811; JA147853; JA147574
Languages: English
Area:Kôbe [Japan–Formosa, Honshû, Hyôgo Prefecture]
Nagoya [Japan–Formosa, Honshû, Aichi Prefecture]
Okayama Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
New Guinea [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Tokyo [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) combined report on economic information gained from 11 Japanese prisoners of war. The report contains a range of information on Japanese industry including: the Kawanami shipyards (on Koyagi Island, off Saga Prefecture), the Asahi Metal Industry at Kamata near Tokyo, the Mitsubishi Experimental Chemical Works and artificial wool production, the Kôbe Steel Works, the Zaiso Lumber Company, merchant marine unions, banking and Japanese commercial interests in New Guinea. The appendix contains sketch maps of the Kawanami Shipyards on Koyagi Island, Tamashima (Okayama Prefecture) and the Zaiso Lumber Company in Nagoya.
Other information
Date and place of capture not recorded, but presumably most of the prisoners interrogated for this report were captured in the New Guinea area between February and May 1944.
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