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Item title: JA145648 interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/6)
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AJRP details
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-272A (Serial no. 404)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 18 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 17/4/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Keywords:IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY AIR SERVICE, INTELLIGENCE, INTERROGATION, JAPANESE AIRCRAFT, PRISONERS OF WAR
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:248th Air Regt 3rd Sqn
Names: JA145648, Sgt Maj
Languages: English
Area:Wewak [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Aitape–Wewak Area]
Lae [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula, Lae–Markham River Area]
New Guinea [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA 145648 of the 248th Air Regiment 3rd Squadron which was based in Wewak. He was captured near Lae on 12 November 1943. JA 145648, a 28 year old Sergeant Major from Kumamoto, was wounded in the air combat and parachuted down. He attempted to reach the New Guinea coast, but was captured by Australian troops. During the interrogation, JA 145648 provided information on unit organisation, movement, war planes and their performance, and equipment. He stated that he would prefer to kill himself rather than being repatriated.
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