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Item title: YAMAMOTO Bunroku interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/3)
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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 6/3
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-127 (Serial no. 204)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 5 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 21/7/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:3909 Unit
Ri-o Maru
Teiyo Maru
Names: YAMAMOTO Bunroku, 1st Class Pte
Languages: English
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]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for 1st Class Private YAMAMOTO Bunroku of 3909 Unit, who was captured off Goodenough Island on 9 March 1943. YAMAMOTO, a 29 year old 1st Class Private from Nagano, was captured by a US patrol boat when he was drifting in a raft after the sinking of Teiyo Maru. During the interrogation, YAMAMOTO provided information on his duties on Ri-o Maru and Teiyo Maru in repairing winches, caulking decks, and rivetting. He also talked briefly about conditions in Japan.
Other information
It is not possible to identify 3909 Unit.
Last modified:03/05/2009 09:07:04 AM
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