|Item title:||JA147056 supplementary interrogation report|
|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|
|Institution:||Australian War Memorial|
|Call number:||AWM55 6/8|
|Inst. sub-series:||AWM55 6/-|
|Item:||IR-338 (Serial no. 480)|
|Quantity / desc:||7 pages|
|Item type:||Unpublished, Official|
|Creation date (d/m/y):||17/7/1944|
|Conflict code:||Pacific War (1941-1945)|
|Keywords:||IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY, IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY, INTELLIGENCE, INTERROGATION, NATIVES, PROPAGANDA, LEAFLET DROPPING, MILITARY POLICE, MORALE, WAR - HOME FRONT|
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|Japanese unit names:||141st Infantry Regt 3rd Bn 11th Coy|
|Names:||JA147056, 1st Class Pte|
|Area:||Kokopo [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Rabaul Area]|
Tuluvu [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Attu Island [North Pacific, Aleutian Islands, Near Islands]
Kanagawa Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
|Content:||This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for 1st Class Private JA147056 of 141st Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion, 11th Company, who was captured in Karai-ai on 21 February 1944. JA147056, a 24 year old 1st Class Private from Kanagawa Prefecture, was taken prisoner while sick with malaria having retreated from Kokopo to Tuluvu. During the interrogation, JA147056 provided information on his service experience, the tension between the Army and the Navy, living conditions in Japan, Japanese attitudes towards the war in China and Japanese morale after the battle on Attu Island. Although JA147056 considered himself fortunate to be captured, he thought he could never return to Japan and did not wish to communicate with his family. He also spoke of his attitude towards other races, the treatment of native labourers, his attitude towards the Allied leaflet propaganda and his negative attitude towards Japanese military police.|
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