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Item title: BOMURA Akira suppplementary interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/4)
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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 6/4
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-164 (Serial no. 287)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 37 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 17/11/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:Moridama Air Bde 208th Air Group 3rd Coy
1st Air Div
4th Air Div
5th Air Div
Names: BOMURA Akira, Sgt Maj
Languages: English
Area:Lakunai [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Rabaul Area]
Kokopo [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Rabaul Area]
Rabaul Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Wau Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Sergeant Major BOMURA Akira of the Moridama Air Brigade 208th Air Group 3rd Company, who was captured in Tsilitsili near Wau on 20 August 1943. BOMURA, a 26 year old Sergeant Major from Kumamoto and wireless operator and gunner, was captured by Australian troops five days after his plane was shot down. He was the only survivor from the crash. Initially, he gave the false of as YOSHIDA Yoshio. BOMURA was interviewed several times by the investigators. During the interrogation, BOMURA provided a detailed personnel list of the 4th and 5th Air Division, performance of Japanese aircraft, communication equipment, social conditions in Japan, and his feelings about being captured. Organisation charts of 1st, 4th and 5th Air Divisions are attached as well as a sketch which illustrates trajectories of fire.
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