Ben Umeda oral history interview, part 5 of 7, June 13, 2004

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Description

Umeda continues to talk about his language training at Fort Snelling with the Military Intelligence Service (MIS), talking about the living conditions of the barracks and being classified as a translator. After this, he would be sent overseas, first landing in Manila, where he would see Japanese prisoners of war for the first time. Next, he would be shipped to Japan, landing in Tokyo and seeing the devastation of the fire bombs. He discusses the atomic bombs and traveling through Japan. He would be sent to Korea for a short time as well, translating newspapers in Seoul.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:29:58

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2004OH0457_05_Umeda

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/457-Umeda-Ben-5.m4v

Date of Birth

1923 Oct 22

Location of Birth

Incarceration Facilities

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Index

Yes

Citation

Umeda, Ben: narrator, Wasserman, Steven: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Ben Umeda oral history interview, part 5 of 7, June 13, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed April 20, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050550.