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Item title: M138 interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/4)
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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 6/4
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-184 (Serial no. 282)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 33 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 28/10/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:50th Anti-Aircraft Bn 3rd Coy Headquarters Pl Observation Sect
Oigawa Maru
Names: M138, Superior Pte
Languages: English
Dampier strait [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Trobriand (Kiriwina) Islands [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papuan Islands]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Superior Private M138 of the 50th Anti-Aircraft Battalion 3rd Company Headquarters Platoon Observation Section, who was captured in the Trobriand Islands on 21 March 1943. M138, a 24 year old Superior Private from Hokkaido, was captured by Allied troops while proceeding from one island to another after the sinking of Oigawa Maru. During the interrogation, M138 provided information on his unit organisation and movements, and extensive information on observation methods and equipment. Sketches of observation equipment and calculation boards are attached to the report.
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