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Item title: FUJITA Denji interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/1)
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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 6/1
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-45 (Serial no. 75)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 4 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 23/3/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:55th Infantry Group HQ 120th Land Duties Coy 1st Pl 3rd Sect
Names: FUJITA Denji, Superior Pte
Languages: English
Area:Buna Area [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range]
Giruwa [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Superior Private FUJITA Denji of the 55th Infantry Group Headquarters 120th Land Duties Company 1st Platoon 3rd Section, who was captured in Giruwa on 22 January 1943. FUJITA, a 34 year old Superior Private from Akita, was sick with beri beri and malaria when he was captured by Australian troops. The interrogators commented that FUJITA "stood mute and stolid" and it was "difficult to say whether he is actually stupid or merely security minded". In this short report, FUJITA provided information on unit movement. He stated that he did not receive any letters from home, but did not care because soldiers on active service should "completely cut themselves off from their families".
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