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Item title: JA147471 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-360 (Serial no. 507)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 6 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 29/7/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:4th Airfield Construction Survey Unit
Tacoma Maru
Shirakawa Maru
7th Air Training Unit
Names: JA147471, 1st Class Pte
Languages: English
Area:Kyoto Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
Sentani [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya)]
Flores [Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia)]
Dili [Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia), Timor, Portugese (East) Timor]
Schwebo [Burma–Thailand, Burma]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA147471 of the 4th Airfield Construction Unit, who was captured at Sentani hospital on 25 April 1944. JA147471, a 23 year old 1st Class Private from Kumihama, Kyoto, was captured by US troops when hospital personnel evacuated on 23 April 1944, leaving him and six other patients behind. During the interrogation, JA147471 provided information on the location of Allied prisoners of war at Makoronen, 7 miles from Maoemere (Flores), in May 1943, movements of Tacoma Maru and Shirakawa Maru between 10 July 1942 and 25 September 1943, the organisation of the 7th Air Training Unit, civilian employees in the construction of airfields in Schwebo (Burma) and Dili (East Timor), the use of child labour, Allied air raids and air defence warning systems.
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