Australian War Memorial - AJRP

Home | About | Database | Research | Maps | Sitemap | Search | Links | Thanks | Translations | What's New | Japanese

Item title: JA100046 interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/7)
View information about obtaining a copy of this document
AJRP details
AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) publications
AJRP sub-series: ATIS interrogation reports
AJRP folder:
Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM55 6/7
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-319 (Serial no. 458)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 38 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 26/6/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:1st Carrier Division 3rd Fleet
Names: JA100046, Leading Airman
Languages: English
Area:Bougainville [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Truk Island [Central Pacific, Caroline Islands]
Vunakanau Airfield [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Rabaul Area]
Kavieng [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Ireland]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA100046 of the 1st Carrier Division 3rd Fleet, who was captured on 5 November 1944. His operation base was an aircraft carrier, Zuihô. JA100046, a 22 year old Leading Airman from Hiroshima Prefecture, was picked up from the sea by an American destroyer after his plane was shot down off Bougainville by Allied naval machine-gun fire. Two other crew were drowned. During the interrogation, JA100046 provided information on unit organisation, movements, naval ships such as Shôkaku and Zuikaku, Type 97 Torpedo Bomber Mark 2 (Kate), training to release torpedos, identification patches for airmen, and installations on Moen Island in Truk. Diagrams of Zuihô, Zuihô's radar, torpedo sights, Vunakanau Airfield, Kavieng airfield, as well as sketch maps of Moen Island and its installations are attached.
Other information
Last modified:03/05/2009 09:06:21 AM
Source:AJRP staff

The AJRP has wound up its activities at the Memorial for the moment.
Please contact the relevant officer of the Australian War Memorial for assistance.
Internet implementation by Fulton Technology and AJRP staff .
Visit the Australian War Memorial home page.
Visit the award-winning web-site of the Australian War Memorial