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Item title: YANAGISAWA 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-143 (Serial no. 225)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 4 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 13/8/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:115th Regt Communications Unit 1st Pl 2nd Sect
Oigawa Maru
Names: YANAGISAWA Takeo, 1st Class Pte
Languages: English
Area:Goodenough Island [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papuan Islands, D'Entrecasteaux Islands]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for 1st Class Private YANAGISAWA Takeo of the 115th Regiment Communications Unit 1st Platoon 2nd Section, who was captured on Goodenough Island on 20 July 1943. YANAGISAWA, a 24 year old 1st Class Private from Gunma, reached Goodenough Island with his companions after the sinking of Oigawa Maru. After all his companions had either died or been killed, he had lived with a local woman and several children for four months before was handed over to US troops. During the interrogation, YANAGISAWA provided brief information on unit organisation, telephone equipment, personnel duty allocation.
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