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Item title: JA145655 interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/6)
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AJRP details
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 6/6
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-262 (Serial no. 391)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 17 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 28/3/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:26th Field Artillery Regt 3rd Bn 8th Coy Command Group Observation Group
Names: JA145655, Superior Pte
Languages: English
Wewak [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Aitape–Wewak Area]
Sattelberg Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula, Finschhafen Area]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Superior Private JA145655 of the 26th Field Artillery Regiment 3rd Battalion 8th Company Command Group Observation Group, who was captured at Sattelberg on 3 December 1943. JA145655, a Superior Private from Saga, was weak with malaria and surrendered to Australian troops. During the interrogation, JA145655 provided information on unit organisation in detail, movements, equipment, defences in Wewak, and impacts of the Allied attacks. He provided some information on industries in Manchuria, including the company he used to work for, Kyowa Tetsudan KK. Diagrams for calculating the range of mountain artillery and a range finder are also included in the report.
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