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Item title: JA147656 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-355 (Serial no. 500)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 6 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 17/7/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:1st Shipping Repair Unit
Oregon Maru
Names: JA147656, civilian employee
Languages: English
Area:Kanagawa Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
Wewak–Madang Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea]
Manila [Philippines, Luzon]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA147656, a civilian employee with the 1st Shipping Repair Unit, who was captured at Tanamerah, near Hollandia, on 4 May 1944. JA147656, a 41 year old mechanic from Kanagawa Prefecture, was captured by natives and handed over to US troops. During the interrogation, JA147656 provided information on losses inflicted by Allied bombing of Wewak, Madang and Kitajima between November 1943 and March 1944, losses when Oregon Maru was sunk off Manila on 12 December 1942, convoy movements between December 1941 and October 1943, and industrial expansion in Kanagawa Prefecture.
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Last modified:03/05/2009 09:01:58 AM
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