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Item title: JA145625 interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/5)
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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 6/5
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-221 (Serial no. 314)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 14 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 16/1/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:20th Div 80th Infantry Regt 2nd Bn Machine Gun Coy
Names: JA145625, 1st Class Pte
Languages: English
Area:Saidor [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula, Sio–Bogadjim Area]
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 1st Class Private JA145625 of the 20th Division 80th Infantry Regiment 2nd Battalion Machine Gun Company, who was captured in Bonga on 7 October 1943. JA145625, a 30 year old 1st Class Private from Okayama, was ill with malaria when he was captured by Australian troops. He had been carried on a stretcher from Saidor towards Finschhafen, but then abandoned as the troops started to retreat. During the interrogation, JA145625 provided information on his unit organisation, his movements, installations on the New Guinea coast, and the Type 91 water purifier. A diagram of the purifier is attached.
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