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Item title: ARAI Ichitarô supplementary interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/4)
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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 6/4
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-153X (Serial no. 531)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 5 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 11/8/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:50th Anti-Aircraft Bn 3rd Coy Commanding Sect
Oigawa Maru
Names: ARAI Ichitarô, Cadet
Languages: English
Trobriand (Kiriwina) Islands [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papuan Islands]
Dampier strait [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Content: This is a supplementary Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Cadet ARAI Ichitarô of the 50th Anti-Aircraft Battalion 3rd Company Commanding Section, who was captured near Trobriand Islands on 21 March 1943. ARAI, a 23 year old Cadet from Saitama, was captured by Australian troops while he and his companions were on a small boat after the sinking of Oigawa Maru. During the interrogation, ARAI initially gave the false name of ARAKI, but provided information on his unit organisation and organisational chart of E78 Force as of April 1942.
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