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Item title: MAEDA Kanami interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/3)
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AJRP details
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-145 (Serial no. 227)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 7 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 13/8/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:Independent Infantry Unit (Go 7244) 1st Bn 1st Coy 1st Pl 1st Sect
Oigawa Maru
Names: MAEDA Kanami, Superior Pte
Languages: English
Dampier strait [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Papuan Islands [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Superior Private MAEDA Kanami of the Independent Infantry Unit (Go 7244) 1st Battalion 1st Company 1st Platoon 1st Section, who was captured on 23 March 1943. MAEDA, a 27 year old Superior Private from Yokohama, drifted in a raft for about twenty days after the sinking of Oigawa Maru. He was picked up by local people and handed over to Australian troops. During the interrogation, MAEDA provided information on his unit, which was originally Tobu 88 Unit and then Go 7244 although the code Go 7244 does not correspond with any of the units. The interrogators were also aware of the discrepancy concerning the Unit but could not cross-check as MAEDA was the only survivor from it. He provided information on his unit organisation, social conditions in Japan and damage suffered by the convoy with which Oigawa Maru was travelling.
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