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Item title: KOJIMA Masao 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-104 (Serial no. 175)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 13 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 27/6/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:50th Anti-Aircraft Regt 3rd Coy
Names: KOJIMA Masao, Sgt
Languages: English
Area:Nagoya [Japan–Formosa, Honshû, Aichi Prefecture]
Rabaul Area [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 Sergeant KOJIMA Masao of the 50th Anti-Aircraft Regiment 3rd Company, who was captured in the Trobriand Islands on 21 March 1943. KOJIMA, a 23 year old Sergeant from Aichi, was severely wounded by shrapnel and loaded on to a lifeboat. The boat drifted to an island where the men were given some bananas by the locals. When they were heading towards Rabaul KOJIMA and his colleagues were captured by an Australian patrol boat. During the interrogation, KOJIMA provided information on unit organisations, aircraft identifications, anti-aircraft weapons, Japanese defence, supplies, the situation in Japan, and attacks by Allied Forces. A hand-drawn map of Nagoya is included.
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