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Item title: Combined interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/10)
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AJRP details
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 6/10
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-434 (Serial no. 585)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 12 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 14/9/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:141st Infantry Regt
53rd Infantry Regt
Names: JA147263, Superior Pte; JA147600, Civilian Employee; JA147087, Pte
Languages: English
Area:Shanghai [China–Hong Kong]
New Britain [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago]
Sentani [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya)]
Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)
Content: This is a combined Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for three prisoners of war. They were captured between February and May 1944 in New Britain and at Sentani in Dutch New Guinea. JA147263 was a university graduate with two years' study experience at Cincinatti and Columbia Universities. He was annoyed when his English was not utilised in the Army. During the interrogation, they provided information on unit organisation and movements. JA147263 described his reactions to being captured. Two sketches of Japanese military vehicles and sketch maps of Shanghai are attached.
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Last modified:03/05/2009 09:03:12 AM
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