|Item title:||JA147001 interrogation report|
|Location:||Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/6) |
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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 6/6|
|Inst. sub-series:||AWM55 6/-|
|Item:||IR-255 (Serial no. 381)|
|Quantity / desc:||14 pages|
|Item type:||Unpublished, Official|
|Creation date (d/m/y):||17/3/1944|
|Conflict code:||Pacific War (1941-1945)|
|Keywords:||BOATS, DEFENCE, LANDING CRAFT, IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY, INTELLIGENCE, INTERROGATION|
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|Japanese unit names:||1st Shipping Engineer Regt 1st Coy 3rd Pl|
|Names:||JA147001, 1st Class Pte|
Cape Gloucester [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
|Content:||This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for 1st Class Private JA147001 of the 1st Shipping Engineer Regiment 1st Company 3rd Platoon who was captured in Natamo near Cape Gloucester on 26 December 1943. JA147001, a 23 year old 1st Class Private from Saitama, was unconscious in an air-raid shelter in Natamo when he was captured by US troops. JA147001 was quite security minded, but after persistent examination provided information on unit organisation, movements, troop ships, military landing craft and ports in the Phillipines. He also commented on the defence of Japan and stated that all the civilians would defend the country.|
|Notes:||The report states JA147001's rank to be "1st Corporal Private", but the compiler thinks it is a mistake and his correct rank should be 1st Class Private. He was conscripted in 15 April 1943 and captured in December 1943. He could not have been promoted to Corporal in eight months.|
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