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Item title: JA147721 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-420 (Serial no. 571)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 11 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 8/9/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:Akatsuki Shipping Transport Unit
Narita Maru
Denmark Maru
Yamazuru Maru
Names: JA147721, Civilian Employee
Languages: English
Area:Kyûshû [Japan–Formosa]
Shikoku [Japan–Formosa]
Osaka Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
New Guinea [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)]
Halmahera [Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia), Moluccas (Maluku)]
Manila Bay [Philippines, Luzon]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA147721, a 28 year old civilian employee with the Akatsuki Shipping Transport Unit, who was captured by natives and turned over to US troops between Tanahmerah and Hollandia on 5 May 1944. During the interrogation, JA147721 provided information on the movement of Narita Maru between January and its sinking on 1 March 1944, the sinking of Denmark Maru and Yamazuru Maru, the numbers of small fishing boats in the New Guinea area, the construction of wooden ships, Allied prisoners of war in Osaka in January 1944, mine fields in Manila Harbour and the Bungo Channel (which runs between Kyushu and Shikoku). The appendix contains a sketch of Osaka Harbour, Kaoe Bay (Halmahera) and the Bungo Channel.
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