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Item title: JA147513 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-343 (Serial no. 486)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 7 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 11/7/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:31st Sea Duty Coy
Names: JA147513, 1st Class Pte
Languages: English
Area:Niigata Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
Admiralty Islands [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago]
Manus Island [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, Admiralty 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 1st Class Private JA147513 of the 31st Sea Duty Company, who was captured on Manus Island on 30 April 1944. JA147513, a 24 year old 1st Class Private from Niigata Prefecture, retreated inland when US forces attacked the Admiralty Islands. He contracted malaria and was looked after by natives until his condition improved. He was then handed over to US troops. During the interrogation, JA147513 provided information on Japanese shipping, the construction of wooden ships for transporting supplies over short distances, and the impact of Allied air raids on Rabaul and the Admiralty Islands. The appendix contains an organisational chart for the 31st Sea Duty Company.
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