Paul Yamashita oral history interview, part 3 of 5, September 26, 2003

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Description

Yamashita discusses the fighting between the Hawaiian and mainland soldiers, until Earl Finch decided to take some of the Hawaiian soldiers to the American concentration camps to show them what the mainland soldiers were going through. After that, all the soldiers got along much better and were able to ship out as a unit. Next, he talks about his first time in combat; after a communication error, his team was left out while the German tanks shot at them. He talks about his experience in getting back to his unit, fearing for his life but gaining good experience for future combat. Next, he talks about the battle at Hill 140 and how the 442nd took heavy casualties. After this, he talks about what it was like to be in the middle of heavy shelling and needing to stay in the foxhole to avoid being wounded or killed.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:27:28

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Identifier

2003OH0381_03_Yamashita

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/381-Yamashita-Paul-3.m4v

Date of Birth

1920 Dec 09

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Yamashita, Paul: narrator, Takeshita, Pat: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Paul Yamashita oral history interview, part 3 of 5, September 26, 2003,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed April 12, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1049858.