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Item title: JA147359 interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/9)
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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 6/9
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-389 (Serial no. 538)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 10 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 15/8/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:49th Anchorage Unit
Names: JA147359, civilian
Languages: English
Area:Aitape [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Aitape–Wewak Area]
Wewak [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Aitape–Wewak Area]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA147359, a civilian attached to the 49th Anchorage Unit, who was captured by US troops when he swam ashore at Aitape after the canoe in which he and 19 others were travelling was sunk my machine-gun fire from a US destroyer on 23 April 1944. During the interrogation, JA147359 provided information on the organisation of the 49th Anchorage Unit, the nickname for Japanese in-line engine fighters, how he was drafted into the Japanese Army, Allied air attacks at Wewak on 3 January 1944 and a naval bombardment of Wewak Peninsula in March 1944. Attached is a sketch of Wewak Peninsula and the location of Japanese facilities.
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Last modified:03/05/2009 09:05:29 AM
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