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Item title: OKABE Akimitsu 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-101 (Serial no. 172)
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 11 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Interrogation report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 24/6/1943
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:115th Regt Headquarters Signals Coy 1st Pl 2nd Sect
Oikawa Maru
Names: OKABE Akimitsu, Cpl; YAMADA Noboru
Languages: English
Area:Dampier strait [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain]
Cape Nelson [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua]
Tufi [Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands), Papua, Cape Nelson]
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) interrogation report for Corporal OKABE Akimitsu of the 115th Regiment Headquarters Signals Company 1st Platoon 2nd Section, who was captured in Tufi on 9 March 1943. His section was in charge of cable laying. OKABE Akimitsu, a 29 year old Corporal from Gunma, was drifting in a collapsible lifeboat after abandoning Oikawa Maru when he was captured by a US minesweeper. YAMADA Noboru (Serial no. 173) was in the same boat when OKABE was captured. During the interrogation, OKABE provided information on his unit's organisation, equipment for the Signals Company, his training in signals, and morale in Japan.
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