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Item title: JA145638 interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/5)
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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 6/5
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-217 (Serial no. 323)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 14 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 4/1/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:41st Div 238th Infantry Regt 2nd Bn 6th Coy 3rd Pl
Kiyokawa Maru
Names: JA145638, Superior Pte
Languages: English
Area:Lae–Markham River Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Huon Peninsula]
Huon Peninsula [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea]
Wewak [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), New Guinea, Aitape–Wewak Area]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Superior Private JA145638 of the 41st Division 238th Infantry Regiment 2nd Battalion 6th Company 3rd Platoon, who was captured at Markham Point on 22 October 1943. JA145638, a 24 year old Superior Private from Gunma, was wounded and could not keep up with the troops retreating from Lae when he was captured by US troops. He was a rifleman in his unit. During the interrogation, JA145638 provided information on his unit organisation, Kiyokawa Maru on which his unit travelled from Tsingtao to Wewak, equipment and weapons. He also mentioned that about one-third of the retreating troops committed suicide by exploding grenades. Sketches of Kiyokawa Maru are attached.
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