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Item title: JA147269 interrogation report
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 6/8)
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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 6/8
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 6/-
Item: IR-348 (Serial no. 492)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 14 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 15/7/1944
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:141st Infantry Regiment
Maeasa Maru
Names: JA147269, Superior Pte
Languages: English
Area:Cape Gloucester [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Hyôgo Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
Osaka Prefecture [Japan–Formosa, Honshû]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for JA147269 of the 141st Infantry Regiment, who was captured near Kometto, New Britain, on 27 March 1944. JA147269, a 29 year old Superior Private from Hyôgo Prefecture, was captured by natives while foraging for food, taken to an unidentified island and handed over to the US Navy the following day. During the interrogation, JA147269 provided information on the retreat of the 141st Regiment to Natamo (near Cape Gloucester) on January 1944 and the burial of supplies, the specifications and armament of Maeasa Maru, the location and function of electrical companies in Japan, the production of aviation equipment at Furukawa Electric Industrial Company and Nikko Copper Refinery Company, and the camouflage of large civil and industrial areas. The report also includes a sketch of factories in the Osaka Bay area, a map of the Furukawa Electric Industrial Company in January 1943 an the Nikko Copper Refinery Company in 1937.
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