|Item title:||JA147449 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-356 (Serial no. 501)|
|Quantity / desc:||11 pages|
|Item type:||Unpublished, Official|
|Creation date (d/m/y):||21/7/1944|
|Conflict code:||Pacific War (1941-1945)|
|Keywords:||IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY, INTELLIGENCE, INTERROGATION, AIR RAIDS, BOMBARDMENT, IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY, NAVAL OPERATIONS, LANDING CRAFT, PRISONERS OF WAR|
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|Japanese unit names:||2nd Transport Unit|
|Names:||JA147449, 2nd Class Pte|
|Area:||Macassar (Ujung Padang) [Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia), Celebes (Sulawesi)]|
Jacquinot Bay [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Jacquinot Bay Area]
Nagasaki Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Kyûshû]
|Content:||This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA147449 of the 2nd Transport Unit, who was captured at Jacquinot Bay on 23 April 1944. JA147449, a 35 year old 2nd Class Private from Nagasaki Prefecture, was captured after the landing craft in which he was travelling was fired on and set afire by natives while attempting to land at Jacquinot Bay. He reached the shore and hid in the jungle overnight. He was discovered while foraging for food and was handed over to US Marines. During the interrogation, JA147449 provided information on oil production and transport, the take over of the South Manchurian railway by the Civilian Administration Department, Dutch prisoners of war seen working at Macassar in early 1943, a wounded US airman prisoner of war seen at Jacquinot Bay in late February 1944, some details of losses inflicted by Allied bombing, submarine and patrol boat attacks, Japanese naval tactics with motorised landing craft, shipping movements in 1942 and 1943 and naval losses.|
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