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Item title: JA148188 interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/9)
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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 6/9
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-406 (Serial no. 556)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 8 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 3/9/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:90th Naval Guard Unit
Names: JA148188, Leading Seaman
Languages: English
Area:Kagawa Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Shikoku]
Hollandia (Jayapura) [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya)]
Sarmi [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya)]
Rabaul [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Rabaul Area]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA148188 of the 90th Naval Guard Unit, who was captured at Demta (50 kms west of Hollandia) on 8 June 1944. JA148188, a 27 year old Leading Seaman (radar operator) from Kagawa Prefecture, was ill with malaria when he became separated from his unit during the retreat from Hollandia towards Sarmi. During the interrogation, JA148188 provided information on the organisation and strength of the 90th Naval Guard Unit, details of the Type 96 radar, radar training at Rabaul, method of operating Type 96 radar, his service experience, discipline, his attitude towards capture and extent of malaria infections. The appendix contains a sketch of a Type 96 radar with antenna.
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