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Item title: JA147478 interrogation report
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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-340 (Serial no. 483)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 5 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 9/7/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:Kaishu Maru
Names: JA147478, Boatswain (Merchant Marine)
Languages: English
Area:Manus Island [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, Admiralty Islands]
Kôchi Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Shikoku]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Boatswain (Merchant Marine) JA147478 of Kaishu Maru, who was captured in Inrim Plantation (on Manus Island) on 25 April 1944. JA147478, a 34 year old Boatswain (Merchant Marine) from Kôchi Prefecture, was captured by US troops after his vessel, Kaishu Maru, was sunk by Allied aircraft off Manus Island. He was suffering from malaria and hunger. During the interrogation, JA147478 provided information on the specifications for various Japanese vessels, rations carried by Kaishu Maru and naval operations around Manus Island between 17 and 19 January 1944.
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