Seiichi Shimomura oral history interview, part 4 of 5, August 8, 2004

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Description

Shimomura talks about joining the Japanese Navy while he was a medical student; and discusses basic training, duties during an air raid in Yokohama, and his assignments in Navy hospitals. He then talks about the end of the war, discusses the bombing of Hiroshima, and talks about traveling by train on his way home. Next, Shimomura talks about the destruction in his hometown of Okayama; discusses seeing his brother again; talks about his father's thoughts on war; and recalls a story where the military police came and searched his family's home. Lastly, Shimomura talks about his experiences during United States and Australian occupation including what Japanese civilians thought about it; and talks about going back to medical school and his research.

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video/m4v

Extent

0:28:57

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Spatial Coverage

Identifier

2004OH0478_04_Shimomura

Oral History Item Type Metadata

URL

http://www.goforbroke.org/oral_histories/mp4/478-Shimomura-Seiichi-4.m4v

Date of Birth

1921 Apr 15

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Entrance into Service

Index

Yes

Citation

Shimomura, Seiichi: narrator et al., “Seiichi Shimomura oral history interview, part 4 of 5, August 8, 2004,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 22, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1050696.