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Item title: JA147036 interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/7)
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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 6/7
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-299 (Serial no. 438)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 18 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 29/5/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:53rd Infantry Regt 8th Coy
Names: JA147036, Superior Pte
Languages: English
Area:Hyôgo Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
Tuluvu [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA147036 of the 53rd Infantry Regiment 8th Company, who was captured at Gorissu River in western New Britain on 15 February 1944. JA147036, a 24 year old Superior Private from Hyôgo Prefecture, was captured by US troops while he was crossing the river. During the interrogation, JA147036 provided information on unit organisation, movement, and his perception on the war. He stated that Japanese defeat would be inevitable as he had seen vast amounts of equipment when the Allies had landed at Tuluvu. A diagram of technical organisation "A" class division, sketch maps of the Akashi-Okubo area and Hsuchow are attached.
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