|Item title:||JA147452 interrogation report|
|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|
|Institution:||Australian War Memorial|
|Call number:||AWM55 6/8|
|Inst. sub-series:||AWM55 6/-|
|Item:||IR-361 (Serial no. 508)|
|Quantity / desc:||12 pages|
|Item type:||Unpublished, Official|
|Creation date (d/m/y):||30/7/1944|
|Conflict code:||Pacific War (1941-1945)|
|Keywords:||IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY, INTELLIGENCE, INTERROGATION, MORALE, FORTIFICATIONS, RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION, CONSCRIPTION|
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|Japanese unit names:||Go 5203 Independent Wireless/transmitter Pl|
|Names:||JA147452, 1st Class Pte|
|Area:||Admiralty Islands [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago]|
Palau Island [Central Pacific, Caroline Islands]
Rabaul [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Rabaul Area]
Iwate Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
Zentsuji [Japan–Formosa, Shikoku, Kagawa Prefecture]
|Content:||This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA147452 of the Go 5203, Independent Wireless/transmitter Platoon, who was captured on Pak Island (Admiralty Islands) on 11 April 1944. JA147452, a 23 year old 1st Class Private from Iwate Prefecture, fled Rambutyo Island for Pak Island with two companions after US landings on 4 April 1944. Unarmed, they surrendered to US troops while endeavouring to contact Japanese forces. During the interrogation, JA147452 provided information on Japanese morale, the Japanese conscription system between June and August 1943, the location of Allied prisoners of war at Palau, Rabaul and Zentsûji, movements of Tonegawa Maru, land fortifications on Palau, and economic conditions in Japan, particularly the construction of railways, tunnels and breakwaters.|
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