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Item title: JA147457 supplementary interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/8)
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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 6/8
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-335 (Serial no. 477)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 7 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 8/7/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:6th Navigation Aid Unit
Shin 11701
Names: JA147457, Superior Pte
Languages: English
Area:Wakayama Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
New Guinea [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Palau Island [Central Pacific, Caroline Islands]
Hollandia (Jayapura) [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya)]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Superior Private JA147457 of the 6th Navigation Aid Unit, Shin 11701, who was captured in Humbolt Bay (near Hollandia) on 22 April 1944. JA147457, a 23 year old Superior Private from Atetsu, Wakayama Prefecture, surrendered to US troops after 16 members of his party were killed during landings near Hollandia. During the interrogation, JA147457 provided information on his service experience, living conditions in Japan, attitude towards capture and the war, attiude towards other races and his exposure to Allied leaflet propaganda. JA147457 told of tension between the Army and the Navy over access to entertainment facilites and the distribution of food, that he was ashamed to be captured and hoped to work anywhere outside Japan after the war, and that although he disliked war he felt it had become a necessary part of Japanese civilisation.
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