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Item title: OHARA Shosoku interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/2)
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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 6/2
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-58 (Serial no. 101)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 11 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 17/4/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
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Names: OHARA Shosoku, civilian employee
Languages: English
Area:Palau Island [Central Pacific, Caroline Islands]
Giruwa [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for OHARA Shosoku, who was captured in Giruwa on 26 January 1943. OHARA, a 36 year old civilian employee from Korea, surrendered to Australian troops. During the interrogation, OHARA provided information on his movements from Pelliliu (Palau) Island to Basa via Rabaul. He was recruited as a labourer to construct an airfield in Pelliliu. He was working as an overseer for 80 Korean workers when he arrived in Basa. Since he spent about a year in the Palau Islands before his arrival in New Guinea, he provided extensive information on Palau and the military facilities there. The report includes three maps of Pelliliu Island.
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