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Item title: YAMAZAKI Kôhei 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-134 (Serial no. 212)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 9 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 30/7/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:115th Infantry Regt 2nd Bn Machine Gun Coy 4th Pl
Oigawa Maru
Names: YAMAZAKI Kôhei, Superior Pte
Languages: English
Kokopo [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Rabaul Area]
Dampier strait [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Tufi [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Cape Nelson]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Superior Private YAMAZAKI Kôhei of the 115th Infantry Regiment 2nd Battalion Machine-gun Company 4th Platoon, who was captured near Tufi on 9 March 1943. YAMAZAKI, a 27 year old Superior Private from Gunma, was was drifting on a boat after the sinking of Oigawa Maru when he was captured by a US patrol boat. During the interrogation, YAMAZAKI provided information on the unit organisation, non-Japanese labourers, morale and conditions in Japan, and defences in Kokopo.
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