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Item title: JA147476 supplementary interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/8)
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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 6/8
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-337 (Serial no. 479)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 2 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 8/7/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:2nd Air Signal Unit
Names: JA147476, 1st Class Pte
Languages: English
Area:Aichi Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
Hollandia (Jayapura) [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya)]
Wewak [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Aitape–Wewak Area]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for 1st Class Private JA147476 of the 2nd Air Signal Unit, who was captured in Hollandia on 25 April 1944. JA147476, a 25 year old 1st Class Private from Aichi Prefecture, left hospital with the intention of rejoining his unit which had departed when Allied troops landed on 23 April 1944. He was discovered by US troops while asleep in a native hut and surrendered. During the interrogation, JA147476 provided information on his experience in Manchuria compared with the intensity of fighting in Wewak under heavy air attack, living conditions in Japan, attitude towards capture, and morale. He wished to stay in Australia after the war as he no longer felt he was Japanese.
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