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Item title: JA147790 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-388 (Serial no. 537)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 13 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 15/8/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:Akatsuki 6178
Oregon Maru
Names: JA147790, civilian employee
Languages: English
Area:Hollandia (Jayapura) [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya)]
Palau Island [Central Pacific, Caroline Islands]
Koror [Central Pacific, Caroline Islands, Palau Island]
New Guinea [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA147790, a civilian employee of Akatsuki 6178, who was captured near Hollandia on 7 May 1944. JA147790 was asleep in a native hut when captured by US troops near Hollandia on 7 May 1944. During the interrogation, JA147790 provided information on the organisation and movement of Akatsuki 6178, the poor morale among troops at Palau destined for New Guinea, conditions and treatment of Allied prisoners of war in Singapore and Manila, the geography and defences on Palau Island, and the sinking of Oregon Maru on 7 November 1942. JA147790 was among those rescued by an unidentified destroyer.
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Last modified:03/05/2009 09:04:34 AM
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