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Item title: JA145727 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-306 (Serial no. 445)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 14 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 31/5/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:Kure Special Naval Landing Party (Tsuzuki Force)
Names: JA145727, 1st Class Stoker
Languages: English
Area:Kure [Japan–Formosa, Honshû, Hiroshima Prefecture]
Okayama Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
Rabaul Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Lae [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula, Lae–Markham River Area]
Sio [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula, Fortification Point–Sio Area]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA145727 of the Kure Special Naval Landing Party (Tsuzuki Force), who was captured at Melanpipi about 20 miles from Lae on 28 February 1944. JA145727, a 22 year old 1st Class Stoker from Okayama Prefecture, was ill with malaria and could not keep up with his unit on retreat from Sio. He and his companions had searched for food as they did not have any rations. He was captured by local people and handed to Australian troops at Karai. During the interrogation, JA145727 provided information on his unit, movements, ships, equipment, Allied air attack and defence in Rabaul, and sinking of the battleship Mutsu. Sketches of an underwater freight carrier and a freight container as well as a sketch map of Kure are attached.
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