|Item title:||WATANABE Shôtarô interrogation report|
|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|
|Institution:||Australian War Memorial|
|Call number:||AWM55 6/4|
|Inst. sub-series:||AWM55 6/-|
|Item:||IR-149 (Serial no. 231)|
|Quantity / desc:||5 pages|
|Item type:||Unpublished, Official|
|Creation date (d/m/y):||18/8/1943|
|Conflict code:||Pacific War (1941-1945)|
|Keywords:||IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY, INTELLIGENCE, INTERROGATION, ANTI AIRCRAFT, ARTILLERY|
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|Japanese unit names:||50th Independent Anti-Aircraft Bn 3rd Coy|
|Names:||WATANABE Shôtarô, Superior Pte|
|Area:||Dampier strait [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]|
Rabaul Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
|Content:||This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Superior Private WATANABE Shôtarô of the 50th Independent Anti-Aircraft Battalion 3rd Company, who was captured on an unknown Papuan island on 16 March 1943. WATANABE, a 24 year old Superior Private from Yamagata, was unconscious when he was captured by Australian troops. After the sinking of Oigawa Maru, he and three companions drifted on a raft for twelve days. He was the only survivor. During the interrogation, WATANABE provided some information on anti-aircraft guns and equipment and morale among the Japanese troops.|
|Last modified:||03/05/2009 09:06:16 AM|
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