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Item title: ATSUMI Tamotsu 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-114 (Serial no. 188)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 6 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 11/7/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:21st Independent Mix Bde 2nd Coy 1st Pl
Oigawa Maru
Names: ATSUMI Tamotsu, Superior Pte
Languages: English
Area:Hamamatsu [Japan–Formosa, Honshû, Shizuoka Prefecture]
Dampier strait [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
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 ATSUMI Tamotsu of the 21st Independent Mix Brigade 2nd Company 1st Platoon, who was captured in the Trobriand Islands on 21 March 1943 after his boat, Oigawa Maru, was sunk in Dampier Strait. ATSUMI, a 24 year old Superior Private from Aichi, was captured by Australian troops when he was going to another island in the Trobriands. During the interrogation, ATSUMI initially gave a false name, MASE Tamotsu, but later provided information on the unit organisation, artillery guns, Hamamatsu Army Air Training School, and the situation in Japan.
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