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Item title: SASAYAMA Jun 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-117 (Serial no. 189)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 19 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 11/7/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:50th Independent Anti-Aircraft Bn 3rd Coy 1st Pl 1st Sect
Oigawa Maru
Names: SASAYAMA Jun, Sgt
Languages: English
Area:Lakunai [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Rabaul Area]
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 SASAYAMA Jun of the 50th Independent Anti-Aircraft Battalion 3rd Company 1st Platoon 1st Section, who was captured near the Trobriand Islands on 23 March 1943. SASAYAMA, a 27 year old university graduate and sergeant from Fukushima, was captured by Australian troops at sea while he and his companions were heading to an island after the sinking of Oigawa Maru. During the interrogation, SASAYAMA provided information on the unit organisation, its strength, anti-aircraft ammunition, and Allied attacks. He also drew two sketch maps, of Rabaul and Lakunai airstrip.
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