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Item title: ISHIDA Nobukatsu interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/3)
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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 6/3
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-132 (Serial no. 210)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 6 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 29/7/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:Taimei Maru
Names: ISHIDA Nobukatsu, Civilian Employee
Languages: English
Area:Dampier strait [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Trobriand (Kiriwina) Islands [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papuan Islands]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Civilian Employee ISHIDA Nobukatsu of Taimei Maru, who was captured in the Trobriand Islands on 9 March 1943. ISHIDA, a 19 year old Civilian Employee who worked as a stoker on Taimei Maru was from Fukushima. He and 28 others reached an island on a boat after the sinking of Taimei Maru. They had three serviceable rifles among them, but all except three were killed when they were attacked while they were sheltering in a local hut. During the interrogation, ISHIDA provided information on the movements of Taimei Maru October 1942 till its sinking in March 1943, equipment on board, conditions in Japan and his view on being captured.
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