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Item title: OKINO Jirô 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-9 (Serial no. 15)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 2 pages
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Item type: Unpublished, Official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 2nd Bn
Names: OKINO Jirô, 1st Class Pte
Languages: English
Area:Rabaul Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Kokoda Track [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) supplementary interrogation report for 1st Class Private OKINO Jirô of the 144th Infantry Regiment 2nd Battalion, who was captured on the Kokoda Track between Iroibaiwa and Kokoda on 2 October 1942. OKINO, who was born in Tokushima and grew up in Osaka, arrived in Rabaul as a part of the South Seas Force in January 1942. Okino gives additional information about the bombing of Rabaul and Rabaul Harbour by the Allied Forces. OKINO testified that the bombing affected morale greatly, even though it did not cause substantial damage. He mentioned that about 900 Allied prisoners of war were kept in Rabaul and that he had seen about five truckloads of them.
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