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Item title: GISHI Shôichi interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/3)
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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 6/3
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-123 (Serial no. 198)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 4 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 17/7/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:8th Shipping Engineer Regt 2 Coy
Kenbu Maru
Names: GISHI Shôichi, 1st Class Pte
Languages: English
Area:Dampier strait [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Goodenough Island [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papuan Islands, D'Entrecasteaux Islands]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for 1st Class Private GISHI Shôichi of the 8th Shipping Engineer Regiment 2 Company, who was captured on Goodenough Island on 9 April 1943. GISHI, a 31 year old 1st Class Private from Osaka, drifted on a boat for 23 days without food after Kenbu Maru was sunk. He was handed to Australian and US troops by the locals who fed him for about ten days. He only weighed 90 pounds at the time of interrogation. During the interrogation, GISHI provided brief information on the unit organisation, and the situation in Japan
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Last modified:03/05/2009 09:07:09 AM
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