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Item title: SHIRAISHI Saburô interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/3)
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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 6/3
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-107 (Serial no. 178)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 7 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 29/6/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:18th Army Headquarters Azuma Unit 1st Coy 2nd Sect
Teiyô Maru
Names: SHIRAISHI Saburô, L Cpl
Languages: English
Area:Dampier strait [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Goodenough Island [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papuan Islands, D'Entrecasteaux Islands]
Lae [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula, Lae–Markham River Area]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Lance Corporal SHIRAISHI Saburô of the 18th Army Headquarters Azuma Unit 1st Company 2nd Section who was captured on Goodenough Island on 11 March 1943. SHIRAISHI, a 23 year old Lance Corporal from Saitama, drifted to Goodenough Island and was captured by Australian troops after Teiyô Maru was sunk. SHIRAISHI was a truck driver in the transport unit and his ship was sunk on the way to Lae. During the interrogation, SHIRAISHI provided information on the unit organisation and the situation in Japan.
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