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Item title: JA147010 interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/6)
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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 6/6
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-252 (Serial no. 378)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 13 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 14/3/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:141st Infantry Regt 2nd Bn 2nd Machine Gun Coy Bn Gun Pl 2nd Sect
Names: JA147010, 1st Class Pte
Languages: English
Area:Cape Gloucester [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
New Britain [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for 1st Class Private JA147010 of the 141st Infantry Regiment 2nd Battalion 2nd Machine-gun Company Battalion Gun Platoon 2nd Section, who was captured at Cape Gloucester on 20 January 1944. JA147010, a 23 year old 1st Class Private from Hiroshima, was wounded, famished and weak when he was captured by US troops. He had a grenade with him to commit suicide, but was too weak to use it. He was an ammunition career in his unit. During the interrogation, JA147010 provided information on unit organisation, movements, battle ships Nagato and Yamato, and social conditions in Japan. He also provided information on the Osaka Arsenal where he used to work before his conscription.
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