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Item title: JA147462 interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/8)
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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 6/8
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-370 (Serial no. 518)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 9 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 6/8/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:39th Independent Field Anti-aircraft Bn 3rd Battery
Sumatra Maru
Names: JA147462, Leading Pte
Languages: English
Area:Hyôgo Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
Aichi Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
New Britain [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago]
Talasea [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Kimbe Bay]
Nagoya [Japan–Formosa, Honshû, Aichi Prefecture]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA147462 of the 39th Independent Field Anti-aircraft Battalion, 3rd Battery, who was captured at Kalinga, New Britain, on 22 April 1944. JA147462, a 27 year old Leading Private (Phone Operator) from Aichi Prefecture, became separated from his unit during a retreat towards Talasea. He was asleep in a hut when he was captured by US troops. During the interrogation, JA147462 provided information on religion and spiritual education in Japan, hydro-electric power stations in Japan, civilian morale, living conditions in Japan, relations between the Army and the Navy, the organisation of the 39th Independent Field Anti-aircraft Battalion, responses to Allied leaflet propaganda, Japanese anti-aircraft artillery, land fortifications at Nagoya in November 1942, the location of Allied prisoners of war in Kôbe and movements of Sumatra Maru.
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