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Item title: JA147047 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-347 (Serial no. 491)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 6 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 16/7/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:5th Independent Field Heavy Artillery Bn 1st Coy
Boston Maru
Names: JA147047, 1st Class Pte
Languages: English
Area:Kimbe Bay [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Bismarck Archipelago [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Rabaul [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Rabaul Area]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA147047 of the 5th Independent Field Heavy Artillery Battalion, 1st Company, who was captured at Karai-ai in western New Britain on 24 February 1944. JA147047, a 1st Class Private, was captured by US troops while suffering from malaria. During the interrogation, JA147047 provided information on Allied prisoners of war in Saigon in October 1942 and Indian prisoners in Rabaul in mid-1943, the Allied air attack on a Japanese convoy in the Bismark Sea on 2 and 3 March 1943 that resulted in the sinking on 12 out of 16 vessels, and an Allied submarine attack on 5 December 1942 resulting in the sinking of Boston Maru.
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