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Item title: MATSUSHIMA Hichihei interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/2)
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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 6/2
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-53 (Serial no. 94)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 13 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 13/4/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:155th Infantry Regt 3rd Bn 12 Coy
Teiyô Maru
Names: MATSUSHIMA Hichihei, WO
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 Warrant Officer MATSUSHIMA Hichihei of the 155th Infantry Regiment 3rd Battalion 12th Company, who was captured in the Bismarck Sea off Goodenough Island on 8 March 1943. MATSUSHIMA, a 43 year old Warrant Officer from Yokohama, was captured by the locals when his rescue boat was attacked and sunk after the sinking of Teiyô Maru on 3 March 1943. MATSUSHIMA joined the army at the age of 17 and had 20 years of service. During the interrogation, MATSUSHIMA provided extensive information on hiunit organisation, officers' names, equipment, weapons, and recuitment and training.
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