|Item title:||KOJIMA Masao interrogation report|
|Location:||Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/3) |
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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|
|Institution:||Australian War Memorial|
|Call number:||AWM55 6/3|
|Inst. sub-series:||AWM55 6/-|
|Item:||IR-104 (Serial no. 175)|
|Quantity / desc:||13 pages|
|Item type:||Unpublished, Official|
|Creation date (d/m/y):||27/6/1943|
|Conflict code:||Pacific War (1941-1945)|
|Keywords:||ANTI AIRCRAFT, IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY, INTELLIGENCE, INTERROGATION, DEFENCE, FOOD SUPPLY, MORALE|
|Australian unit names:|
|Allied unit names:|
|Japanese unit names:||50th Anti-Aircraft Regt 3rd Coy|
|Names:||KOJIMA Masao, Sgt|
|Area:||Nagoya [Japan–Formosa, Honshû, Aichi Prefecture]|
Rabaul Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Trobriand (Kiriwina) Islands [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papuan Islands]
|Content:||This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Sergeant KOJIMA Masao of the 50th Anti-Aircraft Regiment 3rd Company, who was captured in the Trobriand Islands on 21 March 1943. KOJIMA, a 23 year old Sergeant from Aichi, was severely wounded by shrapnel and loaded on to a lifeboat. The boat drifted to an island where the men were given some bananas by the locals. When they were heading towards Rabaul KOJIMA and his colleagues were captured by an Australian patrol boat. During the interrogation, KOJIMA provided information on unit organisations, aircraft identifications, anti-aircraft weapons, Japanese defence, supplies, the situation in Japan, and attacks by Allied Forces. A hand-drawn map of Nagoya is included.|
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