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Item title: M171 interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/4)
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AJRP details
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 6/4
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-171 (Serial no. 266)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 9 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 2/10/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:Shipping Artillery (Akatsuki 2954)
Oigawa Maru
Names: M171, 1st Class Pte
Languages: English
Area:Truk Island [Central Pacific, Caroline Islands]
Dampier strait [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Rabaul Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for 1st Class Private M171 of the Shipping Artillery (Akatsuki 2954), who was captured on an island off the east coast of New Guinea on 2 October 1943. M171, a 28 year old 1st Class Private from Ehime, was wounded and in a collapsible boat which reached an island after the sinking of Oigawa Maru when he was captured by Australian troops. During the interrogation, M171 provided information on his unit organisation, Japanese ships and morale in Japan. Sketch maps of Rabaul and Truk Island are attached.
Other information
His unit name cannot be identified other than Akatsuki 2954.
Last modified:03/05/2009 09:06:30 AM
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