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Item title: JA147837 interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/8)
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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 6/8
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-365 (Serial no. 512)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 10 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 6/8/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:54th Line of Communication Garrison Unit
Names: JA147837, Cpl
Languages: English
Area:Osaka Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
Hollandia (Jayapura) [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya)]
Sentani [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya)]
Wewak [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Aitape–Wewak Area]
Palau Island [Central Pacific, Caroline Islands]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA147837 of the 54th Line of Communication Garrison Unit, who was captured in Sentani on 11 May 1944. JA147837, a 34 year old Corporal from Osaka, wandered for several days in the hills near Sentani after being wounded during Allied landings at Hollandia. He was then captured by US troops. During the interrogation, JA147837 provided information on the geography of Palau, health measures taken by troops on Palau, morale in Japan, spiritual discipline and his attitude towards capture, the inadequacy of rations for troops stationed at Palau and Hollandia, shipping movements, the results of Allied aerial attacks on Japanese shipping at Wewak and Hollandia between January and February 1944, and that he had not seen chemical or gas equipment and knew nothing of Japanese intentions to use chemical weapons in New Guinea.
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