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Item title: TSUNO Keishin interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/1`)
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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 6/1`
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-20 (Serial no. 25)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 7 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 3/12/1942
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:144th Infantry Regt 2nd Bn Artillery Pl
Names: TSUNO Keishin, Superior Pte
Languages: English
Area:Oivi [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Kokoda–Wairopi Area]
Efogi [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Kokoda Track]
Kokoda Track [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Superior Private TSUNO Keishin of the 144th Infantry Regiment 2nd Battalion Artillery (Kawamura) Platoon, who was captured in Oivi on 9 November 1942. TSUNO, a 27 year old from Fukuoka, was an ammunition carrier. TSUNO stated that each battalion transported two "11th Year" (1922) type 70 mm guns, and also provided information on ammunition, equipment, and training. His platoon advanced to Efogi and then returned to Kokoda. He said his family would be notified as though he had died and that Japanese priosoners of war should be sent to China or some other country to settle after the war. He was told Australian soldiers would not disclose information of military nature after they were captured. He admired this attitude. He stated that he had guarded over 1,000 Australian priosoners of war in Rabaul, but that they had been sent to Japan before he left Rabaul in August.
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