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Item title: JA147296 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-324B (Serial no. 464)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 7 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 2/7/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:6th Navigation Aid Unit 1st Coy 1st Pl 2nd Sect
Names: JA147296, Superior Pte
Languages: English
New Britain [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago]
Witu Island Group [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Bismarck Sea]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA147296 of the 6th Navigation Aid Unit 1st Company 1st Platoon 2nd Section, who was captured in Kometto on 28 March 1944. JA147296, a 22 year old Superior Private from Fukushima Prefecture, was ill with malaria when he was captured by local villagers and handed to US Marines. During the interrogation, JA147296 provided information on movmements, his unit's tasks, and Garove Island. A sketch of "Chi" No. 1 Model 2 (radio) directional finder and a sketch map of the Nakajima Airplane Company are included. He stated that he had developed a fatalistic attitude towards capture and was glad he was cut off from the war.
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