Harry Tanaka oral history interview, part 4 of 6, April 16, 2004

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Description

Tanaka discusses learning about the American Concentration Camps on the Mainland. When he is at Camp Shelby, he visits Jerome Concentration Camp. Tanaka is shocked at the living conditions.

Going from Camp Shelby to Camp Savage, Tanaka recalls the different styles of training. At Camp Savage the training is more concentrated study of the Japanese language versus physical training at Camp Shelby. At Camp Savage, he is place in section 31 after his exam. After completing his training, Tanaka gets two weeks of furlough. He travels to Chicago, New York, and Buffalo.

Tanaka soon goes overseas to Australia on the USS America ship. When he lands, he goes to Allied Translated and Interpreted Section (ATIS) and takes an exam. He is teamed up with the Australian Team for translation. He recalls two different instances as a translator during interrogation with Prisoners of War in New Britain and New Guinea.


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video/m4v

Extent

0:26:00

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Identifier

2004OH0428_04_Tanaka

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/428-Tanaka-Harry-4.m4v

Date of Birth

1921 May 15

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Citation

Tanaka, Harry: narrator, Nakaishi, Russell: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Harry Tanaka oral history interview, part 4 of 6, April 16, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 19, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050299.