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Item title: ARAI Ichitarô 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-153 (Serial no. 237)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 10 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 24/8/1943
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
Dampier strait [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Saitama Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
Content: This is an 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 Island 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 a false name as ARAKI, but provided information on his unit organisation, movements of his battalion, list of Japanese soldiers who were captured with him, and social conditions in Japan.
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Last modified:03/05/2009 09:03:32 AM
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