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Item title: YAMAMOTO TarĂ´ supplementary interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/1)
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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 6/1
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-10A (Serial no. 16)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 1 page
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 31/10/1942
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:144th Infantry Regt 3rd Bn Artillery Pl
Myotoku Maru
Names: YAMAMOTO Taro, 1st Class Pte
Languages: English
Area:Kokoda Track [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
Ioribaiwa [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Kokoda Track]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for 1st Class Private YAMAMOTO Taro of the 144th Infantry Regiment 3rd Battalion, who was captured in Ioribaiwa on 3 October 1942. YAMAMOTO, a 23 year old from Ehime, was a member of the South Seas Force and left Japan in November 1941. His unit completed successful landings in Guam and Rabaul. He landed in Buna in August 1942. He was captured at Ioribaiwa when he was feeling sick and suffering from diarrhoea. YAMAMOTO gave information on the unit organisation of the 144th Infantry Regiment (Kusunose Unit). YAMAMOTO was a member of the Okamoto Unit, 3rd Battalion Artillery Platoon, which belonged to the 3rd Battalion led by Lieutenant Colonel KUWATA. YAMAMOTO provided additional information on his voyage from Rabaul to Buna on Myotoku Maru. He saw about fifty Allied prisoners of war at Rabaul. He claimed that there had been no air raids in Kokopo.
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