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Item title: JA147093 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-290 (Serial no. 427)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 17 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 18/5/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:36th Div 223rd Infantry Regt 2nd Bn 5th Coy
Nikki Maru
Names: JA147093, Sgt Maj
Languages: English
Biak Island [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya)]
Sarmi [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya)]
Manokwari [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya)]
Manila [Philippines, Luzon]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Sergeant Major JA147093 of the 36th Division 223rd Infantry Regiment 2nd Battalion 5th Company , who was captured in the north of Biak Island on 23 February 1944. JA147093, a 27 year old Sergeant Major from Yamagata Prefecture, was rescued from the sea and captured by an Allied ship after his boat, Nikki Maru, was sunk by torpedoes. During the interrogation, JA147093 provided information on unit organisation, movement, troopships used for transporting soldiers, training, and conditions in Japan. He also described the facilities in bases such as Manila, Halmahera, Manokwari and Sarmi.
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