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Item title: JA147622 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-377 (Serial no. 525)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 5 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 9/8/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:Kaiyo Maru
Kagi Maru
Hokushin Maru
Names: JA147622
Languages: English
Area:Manila [Philippines, Luzon]
Wewak [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Aitape–Wewak Area]
Rabaul [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Rabaul Area]
Manokwari [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya)]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA147622, a 38 year old Korean fisherman who was captured at Hollandia on 6 May 1944 by US troops. During the interrogation, JA147622 provided information on fishing activities in the Wewak/Manokwari area, wages, Allied prisoners of war in Manila in December 1943, rumours of a fake city being constructed near Manila to divert Allied bombing attacks, and Allied attacks on Kaiyo Maru, Kagi Maru and Hokushin Maru. He claimed to have been pressed into military service and thought he might be able to learn of Japanese military matters if he was allowed to camp with Japanese prisoners of war.
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