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Item title: JA148084 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-402 (Serial no. 552)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 14 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 28/8/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:49th Independent Sea Duty Coy
Names: JA148084, Superior Pte
Languages: English
Area:Wewak [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Aitape–Wewak Area]
Rabaul [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Rabaul Area]
Sentani [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya)]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA148084, a Superior Private with the 49th Independent Sea Duty Company, who became separated from his unit while suffering from malaria and was captured by US troops at Lake Sentani on 30 May 1944. During the interrogation, JA148084 provided information on the history and organisation of the 49th Independent Sea Duty Company, Army discipline, relations between the Army and the Navy, his attitude towards capture and that he wanted to commit suicide, Allied propaganda leaflets (including description of a particular leaflet showing damage to Rabaul harbour and soldiers stacking ammunition), and Allied air attacks on Wewak between January and March 1944. JA148084 was impressed by the kind treatment he had received from his captors. The appendix contains an organisational chart for the 49th Independent Sea Duty Company.

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