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Item title: OGURI Sakirô interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/4)
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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 6/4
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-150 (Serial no. 232)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 8 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 19/8/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:50th Anti-Aircraft Bn 3rd Coy 1st Pl Spotting Sect
Oigawa Maru
Names: OGURI Sakirô, Superior Pte
Languages: English
Area:Dampier strait [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Gifu Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
Trobriand (Kiriwina) Islands [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papuan Islands]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Superior Private OGURI Sakirô of the 50th Anti-Aircraft Battalion 3rd Company 1st Platoon Spotting Section, who was captured in the Trobriand Islands on 21 March 1943. OGURI, a 26 year old Superior Private from Gifu Prefecture, was captured by Allied troops when he and his companions were travelling to another island. After the sinking of Oigawa Maru, he and eighteen others got into a collapsible boat and landed several islands in search for food. Initially, OGURI gave a false name as NIINO Kenji. During the interrogation, OGURI provided information on organisation of his units since 1938. OGURI proved to be an intelligent and observant soldier and expressed his opinions clearly on war, being captured and other issues related to morale.
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