Fred Kitada oral history interview, part 1 of 4, June 26, 2004

Files

Dublin Core

Description

Kitada discusses his infantry, rank, parents, growing up in the Los Angeles area, siblings, and working as a gardener. He then talks about school, the attack on Pearl Harbor, experiences with discrimination, and going to Manzanar Concentration Camp. Next, Kitada talks about getting drafted, basic training at Camp Shelby, and discusses stories he heard regarding Japanese American soldiers overseas. Lastly, Kitada talks about traveling to Camp Shelby to join up with 442nd, experiences with segregation, and duties during basic training.

Format

video/m4v

Extent

0:27:58

Language

Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2004OH0461_01_Kitada

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/461-Kitada-Fred-1.m4v

Date of Birth

1918 Dec 28

Location of Birth

Incarceration Facilities

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Entrance into Service

Location of Basic Training

Index

Yes

Citation

Kitada, Fred: narrator, Kunitomi, Darrell: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Fred Kitada oral history interview, part 1 of 4, June 26, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 20, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050576.