Nobuo Iwamoto oral history interview, part 1 of 2, September 8, 2006

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Description

Iwamoto discusses his nickname, his parents and the reasons why his father immigrated to the United States; his parents' employment; his parent's personalities; and working at his father's cafe. He then talks about going to church, attending school, playing sports, attending Japanese language school, languages spoken at home, and his childhood dog. Next, Iwamoto talks about his experiences with discrimination; the attack on Pearl Harbor and aftermath; getting drafted and inducted; his experiences at Camp Shelby during basic training; and going to Fort Snelling for Military Intelligence Service (MIS) and what a typical day was like. Iwamoto also talks about training in New Jersey for Signal Intelligence Unit; his experiences traveling by train across the country to Seattle; his trip overseas to Japan; his assignments in Japan developing informants; and also discusses other experiences in Japan such as food, visiting relatives, traveling. Lastly, Iwamoto talks about his sister's experiences living in Japan during World War Two; and discusses getting discharged, his rank, and flying back to the United States.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:57:20

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Identifier

2006OH0708_01_Iwamoto

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URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/708-Iwamoto-Nobuo-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1924 May 13

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

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Yes
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Citation

Iwamoto, Nobuo: narrator, Leivici, Joanne: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Nobuo Iwamoto oral history interview, part 1 of 2, September 8, 2006,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 24, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050185.