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Item title: JA147623 interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/9)
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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 6/9
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-378 (Serial no. 526)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 6 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 13/8/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:Fishing Boat Transport
Kaiko Maru
Names: JA147623, civilian employee
Languages: English
Manila Bay [Philippines, Luzon]
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 JA147623, a Korean civilian captain of the fishing vessel Kaiko Maru (sunk on 12 April 1944) from the Fishing Boat Transport Unit, who was captured at Hollandia on 6 May 1944. JA147623, a 42 year old civilian, fled from Hollandia on 22 April in a group of over 400 Japanese soldiers and Japanese and Korean sailors. The group dwindled to 26 men who returned to the shore near Hollandia airfield where they subsisted until the three remaining men surrendered to US troops. During the interrogation, JA147623 provided information on the movement of a convoy of fishing vessels between Manila and Hollandia between December 1943 and February 1944, the commandeering of fishing boats in Japan, railroad tracks between Pusan and Keijo in Korea, the coordinates of a minefield in Manila Bay in December 1943, the coordinates of anchorages used by 36 fishing boats enroute to Hollandia in early 1944, and the number of fishing boats lost in the Hollandia area up to 22 April 1944.
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