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Item title: JA147505 interrogation report
Title (kanji)
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
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM55 6/8
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-374 (Serial no. 522)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 7 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 1/8/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:51st Independent Anti-aircraft Regt
72nd Anti-aircraft Training Regt
Names: JA147505, 1st Class Pte
Languages: English
Area:Aitape [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Aitape–Wewak Area]
Formosa (Taiwan) [Japan–Formosa]
Tokushima Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Shikoku]
Palau Island [Central Pacific, Caroline Islands]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA147505 of the 51st Independent Anti-aircraft Regiment, who was captured at Aitape on 21 April 1944. JA147505, a 34 year old 1st Class Private from Tokushima Prefecture, was weak from malaria when he became separated from his unit. While asleep in a native hut, he was captured by US troops. During the interrogation, JA147505 provided information on the importation of rice to Japan, the organisation of the 51st Independent Anti-aircraft Regiment and the Formosan 72nd Anti-aircraft Training Regiment, anti-aircraft dispositions at Taihoku (Formosa), his service experience, living conditions in Formosa, his wish that his captors had killed him, his response to Allied leaflet propaganda, morale, Japanese newspaper reports and an Allied submarine attack on a convoy en route to Palau on 30 December 1943.
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