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Item title: JA148091 interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/9)
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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 6/9
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-383 (Serial no. 532)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 7 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 13/8/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:27th Special Base Unit
DD Yugiri
85th Garrison Unit
Names: JA148091, 2nd Class PO
Languages: English
Area:Hiroshima Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
Hollandia (Jayapura) [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya)]
Kairiru Island [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Aitape–Wewak Area, Wewak]
Muschu Island [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Aitape–Wewak Area, Wewak]
Rabaul [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Rabaul Area]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA148091 of the 27th Special Base Unit, who was captured at Demta (50 kms west of Hollandia) on 26 May 1944. JA148091, a 23 year old 2nd Class Petty Officer from Hiroshima Prefecture, was captured by US troops while retreating from Hollandia. During the interrogation, JA148091 provided information on morale among the Japanese people, rationing in Japan, responses to Allied leaflet propaganda and musical broadcasts, the location of Allied prisoners of war in Rabaul in October 1943, the organisation of the 27th Special Base Unit, the equipment and armament of the 85th Garrison Unit and air defences on Kairiru Island.
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