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Item title: JA145713 interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/6)
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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 6/6
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-285 (Serial no. 421)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 8 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 2/5/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:85th Communication Unit
Names: JA145713, SMN
Languages: English
Area:Kumamoto Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Kyûshû]
Weber Point [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula, Sio–Bogadjim Area]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Leading Seaman JA145713 of the 85th Communications Unit, who was captured in Gali near Weber Point on 14 February 1944. JA145713, a 18 year old Leading Seaman from Kumamoto, was sick with malaria and asleep when he was captured by a Papuan Infantry Battalion (PIB) patrol. During the interrogation, JA145713 provided information on unit organisation, movement, and naval boats. He also mentioned his experience in the Doolittle Raid over Tokyo.
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Last modified:03/05/2009 09:07:07 AM
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