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Item title: JA147856 interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/9)
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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 6/9
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-394 (Serial no. 543)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 11 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 3/9/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:68th Infantry Regt Signals Coy
49th Infantry Regt Signals Coy
Kwantung Army HQ
Names: JA147856, Cpl
Languages: English
Area:Palau Island [Central Pacific, Caroline Islands]
Hollandia (Jayapura) [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya)]
Kawasaki [Japan–Formosa, Honshû, Kanagawa Prefecture]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA147856 of the 68th Infantry Regiment, Signals Company, who was captured at Depapre (50 kms west of Hollandia) on 9 May 1944. JA147856, a 23 year old Corporal from Kawasaki, was captured by natives after evacuating from Hollandia and handed over to US troops. During the interrogation, JA147856 provided information on wartime conditions in Manchuria, the organisation of the 49th Infantry Regiment Signals Company, the Army School system, disposition in Manchuria and Palau between March 1942 and December 1943, the location of Kwantung Army Headquarters, Allied air raids on Hollandia in March and April 1944, his attitude toward service life, being captured and the war in general. The appendix contains an organisational chart of the 49th Infantry Regiment Signals Company.
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