|Item title:||ARITA Kazo interrogation report|
|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|
|Institution:||Australian War Memorial|
|Call number:||AWM55 6/1|
|Inst. sub-series:||AWM55 6/-|
|Item:||IR-27 (Serial no. 39 )|
|Quantity / desc:||9 pages|
|Item type:||Unpublished, Official|
|Creation date (d/m/y):||28/1/1943|
|Conflict code:||Pacific War (1941-1945)|
|Keywords:||IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY, INTELLIGENCE, INTERROGATION, BROTHELS|
|Australian unit names:|
|Allied unit names:|
|Japanese unit names:||144th Infantry Regt 2nd Bn 2nd Coy 2nd Pl 3rd Sect|
|Names:||ARITA Kazo, Superior Pte|
|Area:||Kokoda Track [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]|
Kokoda–Wairopi Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
Rabaul Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Port Moresby Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua]
Oivi [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Kokoda–Wairopi Area]
|Content:||This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Superior Private ARITA Kazo of the 144th Infantry Regiment 2nd Battalion 2nd Company 2nd Platoon 3rd Section, who was captured in Oivi on 15 November 1942. ARITA, a 32 year old Superior Private from Kôchi, was severely wounded when he was captured by Australian troops. During the interrogation, ARITA provided information on the unit organisation, identification discs, rations, and campaign progress during the Port Moresby attack. He extensively discussed the war situations and perception of the Japanese people's perceptions of the war. He also made mention of brothels at Rabaul which were occupied by Japanese and Korean women.|
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