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Item title: FUJIWARA Akio interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/2)
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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 6/2
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-77 (Serial no. 130)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 11 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 14/5/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:6th South Seas Expedition Force
Aiyo Maru
Names: FUJIWARA Akio, 1st Class Pte
Languages: English
Area:Dampier strait [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Buna Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
Guadalcanal [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Solomon Islands]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for 1st Class Private FUJIWARA Akio of the 6th South Seas Expedition Force, who was captured in the Buna area on 9 March 1943. FUJIWARA, a 22 year old 1st Class Private from Nagasaki, was captured, along with two other Japanese soldiers, by Australian troops in the village where they landed after the sinking of Aiyo Maru on 3 March. During the interrogation, FUJIWARA initially gave a false identity as he was worried that his name would be sent to Japan as a prisoner of war. However, he later gave correct identity and provided information on unit organisations, evacuation operation from Guadalcanal, the sinking of his boat and his rescue from the sea.
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