|Item title:||Oong, Wai interrogation report|
|Location:||Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/2) |
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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|
|Institution:||Australian War Memorial|
|Call number:||AWM55 6/2|
|Inst. sub-series:||AWM55 6/-|
|Item:||IR-67 (Serial no. 117 )|
|Quantity / desc:||7 pages|
|Item type:||Unpublished, Official|
|Creation date (d/m/y):||30/4/1943|
|Conflict code:||Pacific War (1941-1945)|
|Australian unit names:|
|Allied unit names:|
|Japanese unit names:||102nd Infantry Regt 2nd Bn|
|Names:||Oong Wai, civilian employee|
|Area:||Hong Kong [China–Hong Kong]|
Rabaul Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Palau Island [Central Pacific, Caroline Islands]
|Content:||This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for a civilian employee, Oong Wai of the 102nd Infantry Regiment 2nd Battalion, who was captured in Wau on 6 February 1943. Oong, a 24 year old civilian employee from Hong Kong, deserted his unit with other Chinese labourers and surrendered to Australian troops when they experienced food shortages. He had been abducted by Japanese gendarmes in Hong Kong and put on a boat to New Guinea. Even though his knowledge and language was limited, Oong provided information on unit organisation, forced labour recruitment in Hong Kong, and the situation in Palau and Rabaul.|
|Last modified:||03/05/2009 09:02:39 AM|
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