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Item title: JA147123 supplementary interrogation report
Title (kanji)
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
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM55 6/8
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-349 (Serial no. 494)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 2 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 16/7/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:4th Air Intelligence Unit
Names: JA147123, 1st Class Pte
Languages: English
Area:Talasea [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Kimbe Bay]
Kyoto Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA147123 of the 4th Air Intelligence Unit, who was captured at Talasea on 13 March 1944. JA147123, a 24 year old 1st Class Private (airplane spotter) from Kyoto, bunked in a native hut after arriving at the foot of the peninsula at Talasea which was then shelled by landing US Marines. JA147123 was wounded and captured without resistance. During the interrogation, he explained that discipline in the Japanese Army was very strict and that non-commissioned officers were often struck, that he was certain that Japan would win the war because of the superiority of the samurai code, that Japanese equipment and weaponry was inferior to that of the Allies, that he though both the Japanese and US newspapers censored war news.
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