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Item title: JA147019 interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/6)
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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 6/6
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-260F (Serial no. 430)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 8 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 28/5/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:53rd Infantry Regt 1st Coy
Names: JA147019, Superior Pte
Languages: English
Area:Hyôgo Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
Tuluvu [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 JA147019 of the 53rd Infantry Regiment 1st Company, who was captured at Mt Manbaku in New Britain near Tuluvu on 5 February 1944. He was suffering from malaria and could not keep up with his unit. He used to work in the Kawasaki Dockyard Industrial School in Kobe and trained in lathe work. He visited ships which were under construction as much as possible and observed the ships in detail. In this report, JA147019 provided information on unit organisation, movements, Battleship Yamato, servicemen's pay, insignia, and social conditions in Japan. Two maps of the Kawasaki Dockyard in Kobe were attached.
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