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Item title: YAMAGUCHI Masahiro interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/1)
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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 6/1
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-29 (Serial no. 41)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 12 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 1/2/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:Takago Giyûtai
Names: YAMAGUCHI Masahiro, Military Carrier and MO
Languages: English
Area:Buna Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
Soputa [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Military Carrier and Medical Orderly YAMAGUCHI Masahiro who was attached to the Takasago Giyûtai. YAMAGUCHI, a 32 year old from Shimane, was captured when he lost his way near Soputa on 6 December 1942. YAMAGUCHI was a civilian recruit. He provided information on the Takasago Giyûtai, Korean labourers, New Guinean carriers, and the medical services his unit provided. He criticised the lack of air defence for the troops during the campaign. He talked extensively about situations in Japan, and general views on the war. He had been told he would be paid 90 yen a month, which was extraordinary high for a civilian medical orderly. He realised that the amount was probably exaggerated. He never received any wages.
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