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Item title: JA147718 interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/10)
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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 6/10
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-422A (Serial no. 573)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 29 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 11/9/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:Shinryû Maru
Taisei Maru
Narita Maru
Names: JA147718, 1st Class PO (Reserve)
Languages: English
Area:Palau Island [Central Pacific, Caroline Islands]
Hollandia (Jayapura) [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Dutch New Guinea (Irian Jaya)]
Hyôgo Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA147718, Merchant Marine, who was captured in Demta (Dempta) on 3 May 1944. JA147718, a 21 year old merchant marine from Hyôgo Prefecture, was captured by US troops during the retreat towards Sarmi from Hollandia. During the interrogation, JA147718 provided information on movements, merchant navy ships, training for merchant seamen, political parties in Japan, attitude towards capture, attitude towards war and other races. He also provided information on various islands and harbours he had visited as seaman. Sketch maps of Palau Island and the surrounding area are attached to the report.
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Last modified:03/05/2009 09:07:16 AM
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