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Item title: JA147452 interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/8)
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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 6/8
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-361 (Serial no. 508)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 12 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 30/7/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:Go 5203 Independent Wireless/transmitter Pl
Tonegawa Maru
Names: JA147452, 1st Class Pte
Languages: English
Area:Admiralty Islands [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago]
Palau Island [Central Pacific, Caroline Islands]
Rabaul [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Rabaul Area]
Iwate Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
Zentsuji [Japan–Formosa, Shikoku, Kagawa Prefecture]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA147452 of the Go 5203, Independent Wireless/transmitter Platoon, who was captured on Pak Island (Admiralty Islands) on 11 April 1944. JA147452, a 23 year old 1st Class Private from Iwate Prefecture, fled Rambutyo Island for Pak Island with two companions after US landings on 4 April 1944. Unarmed, they surrendered to US troops while endeavouring to contact Japanese forces. During the interrogation, JA147452 provided information on Japanese morale, the Japanese conscription system between June and August 1943, the location of Allied prisoners of war at Palau, Rabaul and Zentsûji, movements of Tonegawa Maru, land fortifications on Palau, and economic conditions in Japan, particularly the construction of railways, tunnels and breakwaters.
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