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Item title: JA145702 interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/7)
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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 6/7
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-294 (Serial no. 432)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 27 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 26/5/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:80th Infantry Regt 3rd Bn Gun Pl
Names: JA145702, Leading Pte
Languages: English
Palau Island [Central Pacific, Caroline Islands]
Fukuoka Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Kyûshû]
Shimonoseki [Japan–Formosa, Honshû, Yamaguchi Prefecture]
Sio–Bogadjim Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for rank JA145702 of the 80th Infantry Regiment 3rd Battalion Gun Platoon, who was captured in Lembangando near Sio on 12 February 1944. JA145702, a 25 year old Leading Private from Fukuoka Prefecture, was suffering from malaria and separated from his unit during the retreat from Sattelberg. He was shown an Allied propaganda leaflet which urged surrender for more comfortable living. Subsequently, he decided to surrender to Australian troops. During the interrogation, JA145702 provided information on unit organisation, movement, Type 92 and Type 97 airplanes, and pilot training. He had not seen a progapaganda leaflet until a local person showed it to him. Even though he thought he would be killed by the Allies, he decided to give himself up as he was too sick to carry on. Sketch maps of Tachiarai Army Air Training School, Palau, Taikyu, Shimonoseki, Taiden and Pusan are attached.
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