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Item title: JA145669 interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/6)
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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 6/6
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-273 (Serial no. 405)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 13 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 20/4/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:20th Div Engineer Regt 2nd Coy
Names: JA145669, Superior Pte
Languages: English
Osaka Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
Fortification Point–Sio Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula]
Seoul [Korea]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA145669 of the 20th Division Engineer Regiment 2nd Company, who was captured in Kalasa Hills near Sanga River on 7 January 1944. JA145669, a 26 year old Superior Private from Osaka, was suffering from malaria and could not keep up with his unit. He proceeded independently into Kalasa Hils and was trying to live on the local food with four other soldiers when he was captured by Australian troops. During the interrogation, JA145669 provided information on unit organisation, movement, Allied prisoners of war he saw in Seoul, medical services, and social conditions in Japan.
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