Mitsuo Kodama oral history interview, part 5 of 6, May 6, 2004

Files

Dublin Core

Description

Kodama talks about his shipment overseas following his basic training at Camp Blanding. He would get on a liberty ship and head for Southampton, thinking they would meet up with the 442nd in Belgium, but instead they would join up at Sospel, France. There, he would get his assignment to be a runner for Headquarters. The next campaign would be to break the Gothic Line, which they would do in just a half hour whereas, no other division was able to break it in two years. He gives a couple of stories about his assignment as a runner and talks about the brutalities of war, including seeing dead and wounded soldiers. After the Gothic Line, they would go to Genoa, where German soldiers were surrendering in mass. The unit would interrogate the prisoners of war at Ghedi Air Base, which would spell the end of the war.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:30:20

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2004OH0451_05_Kodama

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/451-Kodama-Mitsuo-5.m4v

Date of Birth

1919 Jan 05

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Nickname

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Kodama, Mitsuo: narrator, Horsting, Robert: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Mitsuo Kodama oral history interview, part 5 of 6, May 6, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed May 28, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050495.