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Item title: KAWACHIDA Tagayasu interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/4)
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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 6/4
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-158 (Serial no. 246)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 12 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 10/9/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:2nd Shipping Regt Headquarters 15th Coy 6th Pl 2nd Sect (Akatsuki 2954)
Kenbu Maru
Names: KAWACHIDA Tagayasu, 1st Class Pte
Languages: English
Osaka Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
Dampier strait [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Goodenough Island [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papuan Islands, D'Entrecasteaux Islands]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for 1st Class Private KAWACHIDA Tagayasu of the 2nd Shipping Regiment Headquarters 15th Company 6th Platoon 2nd Section (Akatsuki 2954), who was captured on Goodenough Island on 6 April 1943. KAWACHIDA, a 24 year old 1st Class Private from Osaka, was captured on the island by Australian troops after he and his companions were stranded there after the sinking of Kenbu Maru on 3 March. During the interrogation, KAWACHIDA provided information on his unit organisation, ships and supplies, Type 98 machine cannon, training, morale in Japan. A sketch map of the unit camp in Osaka is attached.
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