Australian War Memorial - AJRP

Home | About | Database | Research | Maps | Sitemap | Search | Links | Thanks | Translations | What's New | Japanese

Item title: JA147835 interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/9)
View information about obtaining a copy of this document
AJRP details
AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) publications
AJRP sub-series: ATIS interrogation reports
AJRP folder:
Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM55 6/9
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-392 (Serial no. 541)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 10 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 18/8/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:51st Div 102nd Infantry Regt Regimental Signals Coy
AP Denmark Maru
AP No.3 Daigen Maru
57th Infantry Regimental Signals Coy
Tokyo E Forces
Names: JA147835, Superior Pte
Languages: English
Area:Tokyo [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
Hollandia (Jayapura) [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya)]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA147835 of the 51st Division, 102nd Infantry Regiment, Regimental Signals Company, who was captured at Depapre (50 kms west of Hollandia) on 9 May 1944. JA147835, a 23 year old Superior Private from Tokyo, along with hospital patient, was ordered to evacuate Hollandia and proceed to Tanahmerah Bay. Owing to a lack of food and weakness, groups of patients fell behind. JA147835 and a companion joined a Japanese civilian employee and were later captured by natives while heading towards the coast and were then handed over to US troops. During the interrogation, JA147835 provided information on shipping losses, conscription and training, the sinking of AP Denmark Maru on 16 January 1944, the sinking of AP No. 3 Daigen Maru, and an Allied air raid on Hollandia on 21 April 1944. The appendix contains an organisational chart for the 57th Infantry Regimental Signals Company and a sketch showing the barracks of Tokyo E Forces.
Other information
Last modified:03/05/2009 09:01:51 AM
Source:AJRP staff

The AJRP has wound up its activities at the Memorial for the moment.
Please contact the relevant officer of the Australian War Memorial for assistance.
Internet implementation by Fulton Technology and AJRP staff .
Visit the Australian War Memorial home page.
Visit the award-winning web-site of the Australian War Memorial