Wallace Kagawa oral history interview, part 2 of 5, June 9, 1999

Files

Dublin Core

Description

Kagawa talks about his experiences traveling to Camp Shelby, discusses getting assigned to an Anti-Tank Company, and talks about traveling overseas to Naples, Italy. He then talks about his experiences in Italy including discussing Italian civilians, sightseeing in Civitavecchia, and his Anti-Tank Company duties digging and planting mines. Next, Kagawa talks about witnessing his first casualty of war; and getting assigned to the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team and training with gliders. Lastly, Kagawa provides some thoughts regarding flying with the gliders; talks about landing in Southern France on a glider which resulted in the death of the pilot and co-pilot; and discusses his relationship with some paratroopers while in combat.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:27:58

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

1999OH0063_02_Kagawa

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/063-Kagawa-Wallace-2.m4v

Date of Birth

1917 Jul 31

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Kagawa, Wallace: narrator, Furuya, Kenny: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Wallace Kagawa oral history interview, part 2 of 5, June 9, 1999,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed November 28, 2022, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050252.