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Item title: JA147708 interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/9)
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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 6/9
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-379 (Serial no. 527)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 8 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 1/8/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:68th Field Anti-aircraft Bn
Names: JA147708, Medical Probation Officer
Languages: English
Area:Formosa (Taiwan) [Japan–Formosa]
Tokyo [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
Hollandia (Jayapura) [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya)]
Manokwari [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya)]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA147708 of the 68th Field Anti-aircraft Battalion, who was captured at Wari (Manokwari) on 3 May 1944. JA147708, a 24 year old Medical Probation Officer from Formosa, became separated from his unit during the retreat from Hollandia. Natives, who agreed to guide him and his group, instead handed them over to US troops. During the interrogation, JA147708 provided information on rationing in Japan and wool and iron shortages, clothing shortages, the organisation of the 68th Field Anti-aircraft Battalion, the location of the Sagamihara Military Hosptial near Tokyo and the presence of four English prisoners of war suffering from tuberculosis, his service experience and the harsh discipline meted out by superior officers, the use of electrically operated 105 mm anti-aircraft guns in Japan and the construction of an airfield near Airai in February 1944. The appendix includes an organisation chart for the 68th Field Anti-aircraft Battalion.
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