|Item title:||JA147251 interrogation report|
|Location:||Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/8) |
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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 6/8|
|Inst. sub-series:||AWM55 6/-|
|Item:||IR-332 (Serial no. 474)|
|Quantity / desc:||8 pages|
|Item type:||Unpublished, Official|
|Creation date (d/m/y):||8/7/1944|
|Conflict code:||Pacific War (1941-1945)|
|Keywords:||MORALE, PRISONERS OF WAR, AIR RAIDS, BOMBARDMENT, IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY, INDUSTRY, FACTORIES, MANUFACTURING, AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION, ANTI-AIRCRAFT|
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|Japanese unit names:||39th Field Anti-aircraft Bn|
|Names:||JA147251, 1st Class Pte; TÔJÔ, Gen|
|Area:||New Britain [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago]|
Rabaul Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Nagoya [Japan–Formosa, Honshû, Aichi Prefecture]
|Content:||This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA147251 of the 39th Field Anti-aircraft Battalion, who was captured at Eleanora Bay, New Britain, on 29 March 1944. JA147251, a 28 year old 1st Class Private from Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, was captured along with eight others from his unit by natives and turned over to US troops. During the interrogation, JA147251 provided information on anti-aircraft measures near Rabaul, attitude towards capture, sightings of Allied prisoners of war, the effectiveness of raids in the Rabaul area during 1943, his knowledge of the Doolittle raids, industrial production in Japan (particularly in Nagoya, the prisoner's home city) and criticism among soldiers of General TOJO's management of the war effort.|
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