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Item title: RENGA Takeo 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-138 (Serial no. 217 )
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 20 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 6/8/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:Ohara Unit 3rd Coy 2nd Pl 3rd Sect
Names: RENGA Takeo, Superior Pte
Languages: English
Trobriand (Kiriwina) Islands [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papuan Islands]
Dampier strait [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Rabaul Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Superior Private RENGA Takeo of Ohara Unit 3rd Company 2nd Platoon 3rd Section. He mentioned a unit number, 3616, but it was not possible to identify it. Renga was captured in the Trobriand Islands on 16 March 1943 after the sinking of his boat in Dampier Strait. RENGA, a 30 year old Superior Private from Aichi, was captured by Australian troops with his companions when they reached an island populated by locals. During the interrogation, RENGA provided information on the unit organisation, functions of each section such as observation and transport sections, attitudes towards being captured, defences in Rabaul, and conditions in Japan. The report includes several diagrams of machine parts RENGA drew.
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