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Item title: YABUGUCHI Yoshizuki interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/1)
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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 6/1
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-35 (Serial no. 53)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 12 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 28/2/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:170th Infantry Regt 3rd Bn 10th Coy 3rd Pl 1st Sect
Names: YABUGUCHI Yoshizuki, Cpl
Languages: English
French Indochina (Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia)
Buna Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Corporal YABUGUCHI Yoshizuki of the 170th Infantry Regiment 3rd Battalion 10th Company 3rd Platoon 1st Section, who was captured in Buna on 16 December 1942, only thirteen days after landing in New Gunea. YABUGUCHI, a 31 year old Corporal from Kobe, was suffering from malaria when he was captured by Australian troops. He was a university graduate and spoke a few words of English. During the interrogation, YABUGUCHI provided information on unit movement, equipment and weapons, military hierarchy, conscription, and other aspects of military systems including wages. He also elaborated his views on social situations in Japan, on Chinese attitudes towards Japan, and on being a prisoner of war.
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