British Interrogation Reports

        U.S. Navy's POW handling, interrogation techniques and procedures were modeled on those of the U.K. 
 
        Prior to the U.S. entry into WWII, the U.S. Navy sent an intelligence officer (LCDR Ralph Albrecht) to the U.K. to observe the interrogation of U-boat POWS.  The U.K. provided a liaison officer (LT R. W. B. Izzard, R.N.V.R.) who served with Op-16 and trained the initial cadre of U.S. Navy POW interrogators.
 
        The U.K. operated an interrogation center  known as the "C.S.D.I.C." (Combined Services Detailed Interrogation Center) at Cock Fosters Camp for the joint use of the Royal Navy, the R.A.F. and the Army.  The Army had the responsibility for guarding the camp and providing for the messing, clothing, etc. of POWs.  This model was adopted by the U.S. Armed Forces when the Joint Interrogation Center for the Interrogation of War Prisoners was established in 1941.  Procedures for the handling, initial processing and formal interrogation of POWs were almost identical to those used at the C.S.D.I.C.  Even the format of the British interrogation reports was adopted by the U.S. Navy.

 


 

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Battleship Bismarck sunk May 27, 1941                                                               Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (24)

Report of Interrogation of Survivors from Raider 33 (Pinguin) and of other Raider Prisoners - C.B. 04051 (29)

Report of Interrogation of Survivors from German E-Boat "S 38" - C.B. 04051 (17)

Report of Interrogation of Survivors from German R-Boat "R 184" - C.B. 04051 (48)

Report of Interrogation of Prisoners of War from German Supply Ships - C.B. 04051 (28)

Report of Interrogation of Prisoners of War from German A/S Vessel "UJ 1404" - C.B. 04051 (49)

Report of Interrogation of Survivors from "Ulm" a German Minelayer - C.B. 04051 (51)

U-70 sunk March 7, 1941                                                                                  Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (18)

U-73 sunk December 13, 1943                                                                            Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (95)

U-76 sunk April 5, 1941                                                                                     Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (21)

U-91 sunk February 26, 1944                                                                              Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (100) - (Combined report U-257, 91, 358 and 744)

U-93 sunk January 15, 1942                                                                                     Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (40)

U-95 sunk November 28, 1941

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (35)

U-99 sunk March 17, 1941

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (20)

U-100 sunk March 17, 1941

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (19)

U-110 sunk May 9, 1941

Action reports and Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (23)

U-111 sunk October 4, 1941

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (32)

U-131 sunk December 17, 1941

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (39)

U-135 sunk July 15, 1943

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (76)

U-138 sunk June 18, 1941

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (25)

U-175 sunk April 17, 1943

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (68)

U-187 sunk February 4, 1943

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (60)

U-202 sunk June 2, 1943

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (72)

U-224 sunk January 13, 1943

Report on the Interrogation of Sole Survivor - C.B. 04051 (62)

U-257 sunk February 24, 1944                                                                              Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (100) - (Combined report U-257, 91, 358 and 744)

U-264 sunk February 19, 1944                                                                               Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (99) (Combined report U-406, U-386 and U-264)

U-301 sunk January 21, 1943                                                                             Report on the Interrogation of Sole Survivor - C.B. 04051 (69) - (Combined report U-301, 439, and 653)

U-331 sunk November 17, 1942

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (56)

U-335 sunk August 3, 1942

Report on the Interrogation of Sole Survivor - C.B. 04051 (45)

U-340 sunk November 2, 1943

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (91)

U-353 sunk October 16, 1942

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (53)

U-357 sunk December 26, 1942

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (57)

U-358 sunk March 1, 1944                                                                                     Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (100) - (Combined report U-257, 91, 358 and 744)

U-374 sunk January 12, 1942

Report on the Interrogation of Sole Survivor - C.B. 04051 (44)

U-379 sunk August 9, 1942

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (47)

U-386 sunk February 19, 1944                                                                               Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (99) (Combined report U-406, U-386 and U-264)

U-406 sunk February 18, 1944                                                                               Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (99) (Combined report U-406, U-386 and U-264)

U-413 sunk August 20, 1944                                                                               Report on the Interrogation of Survivors -  (not in the C.B. 04051 series) (Combined report       U-413, U-1209,  U-877 and U-1199)

U-432 sunk March 11, 1943

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (64)

U-433 sunk November 16, 1941

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (34)

U-434 sunk December 17, 1941

Action report and Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (37)

U-439 sunk May 4, 1943                                                                                    Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (69) - (Combined report U-301, 439, and 653)

U-444 sunk March 11, 1943

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (63)

U-451 sunk December 21, 1941

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (38)

U-454 sunk August 1, 1943

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (83)

U-459 sunk July 24, 1943

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (79)

U-461 sunk July 30, 1943

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (81)

U-462 sunk July 30, 1943

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (82)

U-464 sunk August 20, 1942

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (50)

U-468 sunk August 11, 1943

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (85)

U-470 sunk 16 October, 1943                                                                                              Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (90) (Combined report U-470 and U-533)

U-472 sunk March 4, 1944                                                                                  Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (101) (Combined report U-472 and U-973)

U-473 sunk May 6, 1944

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors (Combined report U-473 and U-765)

U-485, U-541 and U-963 - U-485 surrendered May 8, 1945; U-541 on May 14,1945 - U-963 was scuttled May 20, 1945                                                                                                   Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - Note:  This report was prepared by intelligence officers at Gibraltar rather than the CSDIC in the U.K. - It is summarized in the nature of a U.S. preliminary interrogation report

U-489 sunk August 4, 1943

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (84)

U-501 sunk September 11, 1941

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (30)

U-506 sunk July 12, 1943

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (75)

U-517 sunk November 21, 1942

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (55)

U-523 sunk August 25, 1943

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (86)

U-528 sunk May 11, 1943

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (55)

U-533 sunk 16 October, 1943                                                                                              Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (90) (Combined report U-470 and U-533)

U-536 sunk November 20, 1943

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (93)

U-556 sunk June 27, 1941

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (26)

U-558 sunk July 20, 1943

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (78)

U-570 sunk August 27, 1941

Photographs and reports, Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (31)

U-574 sunk December 19, 1941

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (36)

U-581 sunk February 2, 1942

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (42)

U-593 sunk December 13, 1943

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (94)

U-607 sunk July 13, 1943

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (74)

U-643 sunk October 8, 1943

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (88)

U-651 sunk June 29, 1941

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (27)

U-659 sunk May 4, 1943                                                                                    Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (69) - (Combined report U-301, 439, and 653)

U-660 sunk November 12, 1942

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (54)

U-706 sunk August 2, 1943

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (80)

U-732 sunk October 31, 1943

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (92)

U-744 sunk March 6, 1944                                                                                     Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (100) - (Combined report U-257, 91, 358 and 744)

U-752 sunk May 23, 1943                                                                                     Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (70)

U-765 sunk May 6, 1944

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors (Combined report U-473 and U-765)

U-845 sunk March 10, 1944

Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (102)

U-877 sunk December 27, 1944                                                                               Report on the Interrogation of Survivors -  (not in the C.B. 04051 series) (Combined report       U-413, U-1209,  U-877 and U-1199)

U-973 sunk March 6, 1944                                                                                 Report on the Interrogation of Survivors - C.B. 04051 (101) (Combined report U-472 and U-973)

U-979 scuttled August 24, 1945 at Amrum, Germany                                              Report on the Interrogation of the First Lieutenant - includes extract of the U-boat's Deck Log for her final patrol

U-1199 sunk January 21, 1945                                                                         Report on the Interrogation of Survivors -  (not in the C.B. 04051 series) (Combined report       U-413, U-1209,  U-877 and U-1199)

U-1209 sunk December 18, 1944                                                                           Report on the Interrogation of Survivors -  (not in the C.B. 04051 series) (Combined report       U-413, U-1209,  U-877 and U-1199)