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Item title: HORITA Saburô interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/3)
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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 6/3
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-112 (Serial no. 184)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 13 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 3/7/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:582nd Air Corps
Names: HORITA Saburô, 2nd PO
Languages: English
Area:Russell Island [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Solomon Islands]
Rabaul Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Guadalcanal [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Solomon Islands]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for 2nd Petty Officer HORITA Saburô of the 582nd Air Corps, who was captured on Russell Island on 31 January 1943. HORITA Saburô, a 22 year old 2nd Petty Officer from Toyama, was captured by local people after his aircraft was shot down and forced to land. His unit was based in Rabaul. He was attempting to escape by canoe when he was captured. Although HORITA was security conscious and guarded, during the interrogation he provided limited information on his Air Corps organisation, the aircraft he was operating (Type O Mark 1SSF), aircraft performance and equipment, and training, operation methods.
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